5 Minute Lamp Revamp with Spray Paint and Ribbon

June 8, 2012

Lamp Revamp

For a while, I was on the hunt for a pair of lamps for the dining room buffet. They couldn't be overly large, but something that would be unique and add a soft glow.  I had brought home a few options, but nothing was quite right.  Then one day when randomly shopping at HomeGoods for another project, I spotted this treasure --> It wasn't perfect, but immediately I had an idea up my sleeve. Could I ever just leave anything alone?  NOPE! My immediate idea was to spray paint the globe, but I wasn't sure what color.  Should the lamp be subtle or dramatic?  Since the lamps were a nice … [Read more...]

Trash to Treasure: Nursery Lamp Makeover

October 3, 2011

DIY_Nursery Lamp

It's always fun to make treasure out of trash! A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend and sharing with her my experience on revamping a recent lamp project.  In turn she said she had acquired a lamp that was from her husband's childhood, but had no idea what to do with it.  After a trip to the basement to scrounge through a few boxes, she came back with quite the "trash".  It really wasn't trash, it was just in desperate need of a makeover to give it new life. To keep it in the family, her desire was to put it in her son's room and I had the perfect idea! Once I got the lamp home, I … [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...]