Another Lamp Makeover from the Trash

Vintage Primrose Lamp by

I love it when people move and put things they no longer want on the curb for the trash man.  Last summer I found this lamp in a box at the end of a neighbor’s driveway and immediately liked its botanical theme.  It didn’t have a shade or any parts but I knew it would be an easy fix.

A year later, I finally found a shade at Walmart and a lamp kit at Lowe’s.  While I was off playing tennis, handy Mr. SP put the lamp together for me.  (Yes, I know I am lucky.)  I’ve seen similar shaped lamps but never one with a Primrose theme.  Since avocado green and harvest gold were popular in the 1970’s, I would guess the lamp dates to then.

Lamp Makeover


Do you remember the Plow and Hearth Knockoff Chevron End Table that Mr. SP and I made in March?  I love its design but thought that the top was a bit boring.  To jazz it up, I painted a gold stripe around the top.

Lamp Makeover2


I really like my new lamp on this table.  Hopefully in the near future I’ll have a place where I can use both together in the same room.  Plow and Hearth Knockoff Table Update

On a side note, can you believe that it is the end of August?  I’ve been back in school for two weeks now which makes it immediately feel like fall to me.  I’m loving my switch to 6th grade and enjoyed the first five days with my new students.

Labor Day is this weekend.  Do you have plans?  I plan to rest and complete a project or two!


  1. Such a sweet lamp Paula! So glad you are excited about your new group of students, hope you have a fantastic school year!

  2. I have this same lamp. I bought it in a little shop in Homewood, AL in the early 70s for our first home. It had a matching square ashtray. I no longer have the ashtray (probably lost in moves-13 or broken). Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!

    1. Thank you so much for the information on the lamp. I’d love to know what shade yours has or had when you purchased it.


  3. You and your dumpster diving finds! I’m always so impressed! This was another great find and makeover – plus I love what you did with your table and the gold border. Beautiful as always!

    Hope you had a nice, relaxing Labor Day!

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