3.19.2012

$5 Lamp Makeover: Before to After


Howdy all! I was out the other day at our local ReStore, did I
mention I frequent ours? I'm supporting our community, that's right.
I happen to spot a ton of these lamps and just had to buy a couple.
They were $5 a piece, score!. Isn't there an old saying out there somewhere 
that if you ever see a "matching" pair of lamps while thrifting to buy them? 
I think these lamps all came from a hotel. This would also explain the dozens
 of Holiday Inn garbage cans for sale...I'll pass on those.


Wooden and brassy, aren't they are screaming "paint me!"  


RustOleum: Aqua


Bought two shades from Target, spent $14 per shade. 

Total cost per lamp:

Lamp base: $5.00
Spray paint: $3.99 
Had the paint on hand and too hard to figure the price on this
Lamp shade: $14.00

Total per lamp is around $19.00 x 2 = $38.00 for the pair


I have been working on our Piano room for awhile now and thought I
should turn over my IKEA Expedit shelving unit. It's perfect for my new 
lamps. What do you think? 



I have some painting going on tomorrow, all I can say is Gray Owl....pictures
coming soon


11 comments:

  1. Looking good! I like the expedit on it's side. :) Are you excited for the paint?

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  2. love that color!!!! it amazes me the difference in the lamps. nice job!

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  3. Those look awesome!! I think they would look fab with the brass bottom too...love love the turquoise color!

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  4. You did an amazing job on those lamps! They look great and you know I LOVE the aqua color!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  5. Found your blog via the Blog Hop. I’m your newest GFC follower!
    http://our-reflection.blogspot.com/

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  6. Those are so cute! Amazing what you can do with spray paint huh?!

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  7. I love those!!! I have a huge weakness for aqua lately and those lamps are just adorable. Gotta love spray paint!

    New to your blog, found you via Colleen!! Looking forward to following along!

    Karen

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  8. Girl... these lamps are awe to the some :) Great color choice too!!

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  9. Love the blue, looks really good! Following you back on linky followers. Hope you have a good weekend! =)

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  10. I think your space is beautiful!! And I am a follower!

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