A Simple Lamp makeover

I got these two lamps and their shades at our local thrift store.  They were only $5 a piece.  Not a bad deal.  Here they are before:

lamp before

Nothing to write home about but they definitely had potential.

The first thing I did was give a good spray paint to the base.  I used Oil Rubbed Bronze since they were a bronze to begin with.

lamb base

Now on to the shades.  Here they were before:


This is the easiest makeover ever.  It is all just spray-paint.  I sprayed the shades Krylon Burgundy.

lamp shade red

I found that it worked best to spray closer to the shade than I normally do and go in even up and down strokes.  It helped to get into all the pleats.  {I thought about taking the pleated outer layer off but there was a big cut in the inner layer.  I don’t think the pleats are bad though}

And there you have it, a quick easy cheap makeover.  Just the way I like it.

finished lamps

On another note, see the desk those lamps are sitting on?  No I am not decorating the yard.  The tutorial on that one is coming up.  And on yet another note, we are closing on our house tomorrow {yippee!!}  My poor hubbs is on a deadline at work so he is gone for 12 hr. days no days off for the next 2 weeks ish.  I am not sure how I’m going to move alone, so if I am MIA around here for a little bit I hope you will understand.



  1. Cherished Bliss says:

    These are so pretty! I'd love it for you to stop by and share at my party!


  2. Nice work!

    Good luck with everything!

  3. Spray painting shades?! Genius!

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