Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lamp Re-vamp

A few years ago I never thought I would like going to garage sales, much less buy someone else's "junk" for my own home! Well, fast forward to the present and I can't get enough of turning "trash to treasure" ;) I guess it is an addictive hobby I have acquired partly from being on a budget and the other part from my love for creating things.

So this is my latest project: A Gramtastic (grandma + fantastic) lamp. I got two of these for $6, yes $3 each! I over heard the man at this sale say, we should just sell those for 6 bucks. When I told the guy I'd give him $6 for both he hesitated but agreed, I think he was surprised I heard him. LOL!

I wasn't sure how I would use them but I knew they had potential, it was just the right size I was looking for to go in our master bedroom.

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After they sat in my garage for a couple months, I finally had the idea of what I wanted to try. At first, I was going to spray paint the out side, because my motto is, spray paint fixes everything. ;) But, I didn't think it would look that great being glass and the style of lamp.

I was able to take the lamp apart by unscrewing the bottom. Then I realized I could just paint the inside instead and it would make it look like black glass.

Here's what I did...

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Don't you love the dead grass backdrop! ;)

Then for the shade...
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BEFORE and AFTER!
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I love how it turned out! This was such an easy project and I think with supplies and everything it only cost around $15, not bad for two lamps this size!

When I started out re-doing our room I thought I would try to see if I could do everything REALLY cheap. So far its going good, I'll post more on that later!





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7 comments:

  1. Super cute! I love the black, yellow and grey color scheme (the colors of my daughter's room!) I would love for you to join my linky party:

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  2. I'm with you on the spray paint! They turned out beautiful!

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  3. Totally LOVE this Lamp Makeover! :)
    Thanks for stopping over at my Blog! Hope to see you stopping by often. :) Just became your newest FOLLOWER. :)

    bry

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  4. That came out so cute, I love finding the potential beauty in things....nice work!!

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  5. WOW! I love them! I didn't even think about keeping any of the glass. I can't believe how similar they are!! And now you've given me ideas for the shades! Thank you so much for stopping by QOTC.

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