Last summer while I was at the beach, I found a lamp in a dumpster. I liked its shape and size and knew that will a little effort I could give it a new life. The makeover supplies were purchased early last fall and the lamp has patiently been waiting for it’s makeover. A recent snowstorm gave me two precious days of freedom from work, enough time for the makeover.
The first thing I did was sand the brass parts of the lamp to remove the rust. I sanded until the surface was smooth. I then taped the painted glass middle of the lamp and painted the top and bottom pieces gold.
I then put plastic bags over the top and bottom and sprayed the middle part of the lamp silver. The harp on the lamp probably could have been spray painted and reused, but rather than do that, I purchased a new one.
The lamp now has a new home in our family room beside Mr. SP’s chair. This chair is about at the end of its life and he is hoping to get a new one for his birthday in May. The framed sheet music to the left of Mr. SP’s chair is vintage and belonged to family. I never get tired of these fun graphics.
I really am happy with the way this lamp turned out. I got lucky and found the shade on sale at Lowe’s for about $10. The framed maps are all historical. The one to the left is of Lynchburg and the smaller ones are Civil War sites.
It’s amazing what a few coats of paint and a shade can do for a lamp. I’m always on the lookout for lamps while thrifting and rarely see any that I like. I’m glad that I found this one to save!
What projects have you been working on lately? I’m super happy to mark this lamp makeover off of my list.