Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

Are ya’ll up for a quick makeover today? I’m sharing a thrift store lamp that I found several months ago.

The lighting in my booth is very harsh, so I thought I would find a lamp or two to add a little softer lighting to my space.

Here is the lamp I found for a few dollars:

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It had pretty lines, but came without a shade. I didn’t realize how hard shades would be to come by, and I did not want to break down and buy new.

Luckily I didn’t have to.  I found this one for $3 a couple of weeks ago:

Shabby-Lamp-Redo-Before

It was bashed in a bit at the back, but I loved the rosettes. (And one of my sweet readers informed that it came from a Pier One lamp so score!!)

The lamp base got a couple of coats of cottage white chalk paint and a coat of wax…

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And here’s what I found to camouflage the bashed in areas of the shade:

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This is a table runner I bought ages ago. I used part of it on this men’s valet makeover:

Stool made from a men's valet stand

Of course it’s no longer a men’s valet. 🙂

I also used it for the wings on this sweet owl I made this Fall from an old sweater:

Upccycle an old sweater into this whimsicle Owl. Use the leftovers for a pumpkin or two! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

For this project, I hot glued it on place then rolled and dabbed a bit of glue as I went:

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To make a super cute shade for my new lamp!

Thrift store lamp makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I hot glued the rosettes back on top of the crocheted piece.

Thrift store lamp makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Very romantic, no? It would be pretty in a bedroom.

Thrift store lamp makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I set it up in my dining room, and it looks right at home here.

Thrift store lamp makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The original black underneath was perfect for this look.

Thrift store lamp makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Thrift store lamp makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It does add a softer light to my booth as well. Mission accomplished. 🙂

I shared my Christmas Home Tour last week. If you missed it, you can see it here:

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Christmas Home Tour 2015

Hope you are enjoying the Holidays so far! 🙂

XO,

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Comments

  1. Donna Duffy says:

    Love the lamp

  2. Laura Lane says:

    This lamp is gorgeous Christy!!!! It would have even been as pretty leaving the lamp black! 😉 I love what you did with the shade. I will have to try that. Most of my lamps are Candelabra’s with small shades and crystals but I will def try this on my bigger lamps! Thanks as always for your inspiration!
    Laura

  3. Like your ideas but way too many ads. They are very interrupting.

    • Thank you, Jane. I’m assuming you are visiting from mobile or tablet…you have the option to view my site in desktop mode by tapping the icon in the top left corner of your screen and choosing “desktop site”. Virtually no ads.

  4. I liked the lamp before the makeover so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but Oh my goodness! This looks AMAZING!!!!! And I love the owl project…That is going to be my weekend project:) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Looks so pretty in your home great job!!

  6. Christy, love the lamp. I just love your blog as well. It’s my favorite posts to read, so I am always exited when a new one is posted.
    Happy Holidays to you.

  7. Girl, you do know that people are going to be making offers on that gorgeous lamp, right? Your creative brain never ceases to amaze me!

  8. Even your quick makeovers are fantastic!

  9. You are so creative! That lamp is adorable!

  10. This turned out so pretty. I would have a hard time taking it off your little table at home, it goes perfect there!!

  11. Absolutely beautiful!! That lamp shade is from Pier 1. I have had my eye on the lamp with that shade for quite sometime now. I would LOVE to find it at a thrift store…nice score!!!

  12. Beautiful, I love it. You have great vision and the ability to follow through.

  13. This is my favorite lamp make over. I love how the chalk paint looks on this base. You did a lovely job on the shade as well. It’s hard to get a shade to look right.

  14. Wow, I have a black thrifted lamp sitting in my basement. As for shades, I have many of those too. When I find one in good condition and marked at a bottom deal, I scoop it up. This si so great! I really love it

  15. Christy this lamp is fabulous! I love the lace.

    Chris

  16. It’s so adorable Christy! And yes, the black is perfect underneath with all of your other decor!
    xo
    Nancy