Happy Thursday, dear friends! I’m so glad you all enjoyed the mirror round up I shared on Tuesday! If you’re in need of inspiration for a mirror makeover, definitely check out that post! Today, I’m back to inspire you with 17 simple and thrifty lamp makeovers!
I rarely purchase new lamps. Thrift stores are full of beautiful lamp possibilities! Most will definitely need new shades, but it’s amazing what paint and a new shade can do for a dated lamp!
I linked to the original posts below each after photo if you want to see more details!
Up first is this set of lamps I found for $5 each at the thrift store back in 2016:
These would have matched my home beautifully back in the 90’s!
I stuck with the stripes, but they are much more my style now!
My mom had these shades in her stash and painted a boat on each for me to match!
At number two on the list is this whimsical lamp I found:
A quick paint job and recovering a shade I found for 99¢ to match gave it a quick update:
My mom claimed this one right away.
That was just a small makeover, but I also shared all the JUNK I purged from our old garage in that post! Check it out if you want to see my trash. 🙂
This next lamp was a thrift store clearance find for $4:
I though it was so charming but much better in a beachy blue!
And yep, it’s a lamp!
This next one wasn’t the prettiest thing in its before state, but I saw all those pretty details!
At $3 at the thrift store, I knew it would be so pretty painted!
I already had this shade on hand. I originally found it at Tuesday morning.
This next lamp was a cutie that I found at the thrift store for $4:
It was a pretty lamp, just not my style.
I decided to go coastal on this one too!
Unfortunately, someone knocked it over in my booth and it broke, but it was pretty while it lasted!
And look here…the same lamp in a different pattern!
I went a bit different for this one, adding a stripe instead and rosettes to the shade for a sweet look:
Wow, check out the fancy shade on this one!
Good bye, fancy pants!
I love this in more neutral tones!
This next lamp was the perfect candidate to try a new color on:
This was my first time trying Antebellum…
This was a clearance thrift store find at less than $3:
I took it apart and created a whole new lamp!
I also shared how to rewire a lamp in that post!
This next one was part of a smalls post…I just loved the pretty blue:
But that shade had to go, so I tried a deconstructed look:
Some of ya’ll weren’t fans of this look, but I kind of loved it!
This one was also part of a smalls post:
I went super simple on this one!
This is one of my favorite lamp makeovers. I found this one for half off of $15, so just under $8:
It’s a huge lamp!
I shared this next one in the same post. Would you believe it was only $4??
SOLD! Haint blue looks good on it!
But my favorite was the solution I came up with for the finial…a wooden knob that I added a mini knob transfer to…
Cute! I use that lamp for extra lighting in my booth.
I almost always pick up lamps when I find them in pairs. This set of buffet lamps weren’t super cheap, but still worth it at $8 each:
I already had the shades that I had found at HomeGoods a while before, and they worked out perfectly! HomeGoods is my favorite place to find reasonably priced shades.
I found these two lamps probably years apart. I went to make over one of them and realized I had a match to it in my stash!
I also found this set of shades in my stash. I found them both at thrift stores at different times also!
This charming set sold the day I dropped them off!
I shared this next lamp in the same post as the set above. It was $6:
Paint and a new shade did wonders for this lamp!
I shared how to cover a lampshade in that post…
And finally, I shared these more recently. I scored the pair for only $10:
Adding decoupage paper to these lamps turned them from blah to one-of-a-kind! Except there are two…so one-of-a-kinds?
And that’s 17 thrifty lamp makeovers!
I always browse the lamp aisle at the thrift store!
Many of these needed new shades, and boy, can they be costly. I always keep a look out for shades at thrift stores and yard sales, but if I have to buy one new, I start at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx. If you have an At Home store near you, they have a large selection that is reasonably priced also.
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I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure girls sharing what I did with this swivel mirror I had left over from a dresser I redid:
Update: See how I chopped it up to make something entirely new HERE!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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