A Thrift Store Lamp Makeover
Sometimes the thrift store is a magical place: this place where just the right thing comes along at just the right time.
That was the case in this lamp makeover. Because not only did I find this solid, heavy lamp for $10, but on a separate thrift diving trip, I found these two lamps for–OMG–only $2.00 each!
Together, it was the perfect recipe for “amazing”!
I thought that I was going to want to use this Krylon Dual on it, since it has primer in it.
I got everything taped up and ready to go.
…Only to discover that the black looked BLECK!!
And then I put this ugly Walmart lampshade on it…..
…And it was a HOT MESS…. Who would want THIS in their house?? Surely not me. But hey, DIY just beez like that sometimes :). You can’t be afraid to start over and admit that what you tried didn’t work.
So a nice canary yellow was just the look I was going for.
An Awesome Discovery – BURLAP LAMP SHADES!
But here’s the amazing thing– so on a separate day, I went to my favorite thrift store, and what should I find sitting there waiting for me to discover it? These two matching burlap lamp shades!
First of all, finding matching of anything at the thrift store is a miracle. Then to find shades this unique?? SCORE, baby….Total score. And on the new canary yellow lamp, they were PERFECT.
So the next time you pass by an ugly lamp, STOP. Lift it up…….test it out….Does it work?….Could you spray paint it and find an awesome lamp shade (or create a DIY lamp shade like I did to this other lamp).
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Hi Serena…great job! Really beautiful! I am now following you (glad to) – perhaps you can check out one of my latest projects – and follow me back as well.
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Teirreah, I’m glad you like my work! 🙂 I would love to see pics of your lamp. Email me at [email protected]. Can’t wait to see it! And yes, I love connecting with other people that love thrift stores as much as I do. People in real life find it a bit….uh…weird. LOL. My online crew thinks it rocks! 🙂
Hello Serena, I stumbled across your blog after looking for some instructions to DIY a lamp. I would like to send you pics and get some suggestions from you of you don’t mind….. I’ve been surfing your blog all day…I’ve enjoyed all of your creations, it’s great to find someone who shares a passion for thrifting like I do!