Monday, March 2, 2009

new(ish) lamp

I purchased this lamp at Salvation Army for $5.99. The shade came from a local discount retailer for $4.99. It had a nice shape but was covered in a ugly velvet-like stripe.







I took the lamp apart, cleaned it and primed it. I also removed the fabric off the lamp shade and recovered it with white cotton that I already had on hand.






After the primer was all the way dry, I spray painted the lamp parts a several coats of soft yellow. The paint cost $3.89. Once the yellow was dry a gave it a coat of clear gloss.



A unique lamp for less than $15!

10 comments:

Emily B. Kerr said...

Okay, we have a few lamps given to us by Eric's parents so I'll have to get some tips on the spray painting. Your lamps, candlesticks and catch-all dish turned out really cute.

Erin said...

Emily, lets have a spray paint night! just beware, it is addicting! i find myself looking around my house wondering what else i can paint.

mer said...

ooh, ahh. i love these :)

Martha said...

very nice! :)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

WOW. What a great transformation!! Love it.

Jenn-Lee said...

I LOVE THIS TOO! Can I come spray paint with ya? :) I love it! what kind do you like to use? So pretty!!!

PinkBalloons&Macaroons said...

sooo cute!! hope you have a great night!! (By the way... I love your daughter's name!! :-) I have a one year old son named Sutton :-) hugs! Britt :-)

Diana said...

How has this paint job held up? I would love to do some spray painting but have always been concerned that, even with the proper preparations, it would flake.

Erin said...

Diana- The lamp hasn't chipped or flaked at all. It's been over a year and I looks the same as in these pictures- albeit a little dusty! :)

Jessica said...

love it! I haven't decorated in yellow, and all your yellow projects are making me think I need to try!

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