Giving New Life to an Old Lamp: Part 2 of the Lamp Makeover

October 19, 2011

Lamp Makeover

Earlier this week, I shared my project-fail-turned-success story with the lampshade I made-over using spray paint and sandpaper.  Yes, an interesting combination, I know, but I was desperate - head over to read that post where I was simply keepin' it real!  Anyway, the lamp base for what the lampshade sat on got a little makeover as well and this went much more according to plan (thankfully)! Again, armed with spray paint - this time it was Rust-Oleum's Hammered Dark Bronze, I was ready to makeover this lamp that was once white and was purchased for my son's nursery before he was born.  … [Read more...]

Lamp reVamp

September 9, 2011

Lamp reVamp

Yesterday, I was thrilled to be a guest blogger over at Living With Lindsay sharing a How-to on Rewiring a Lamp.  My lamp purchase for $1 has made quite the transformation!  Here's a pictorial of the process~ After teaching myself how to change the "guts" of this lamp, it needed a little accessorizing.  By changing the color and topping it off with a new lampshade, this old garage sale trash became a gorgeous treasure.  Lately, I've really been into cooler tones of blues and grays, so upon being inspired by this lamp, I decided on a subtle light blue hue in a glossy finish. Perfect … [Read more...]