Happy Thursday, beautiful friends! I have a simple makeover for y’all today! Aren’t those the best sometimes?
I’m not usually drawn to roosters, but when I spied this lamp at the thrift store with a price tag of $6.25, I knew I had to bring it home:
The shade was pretty jazzy, but it was yellowed and cracked on the inside, so it couldn’t be saved.
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint and a new shade can do for a lamp:
It looks so much more fresh and updated, don’t you think?
I found this shade at HomeGoods for $12.99. Although their selection is small, they have decent shades at good prices. Together with the lamp, it still makes this lamp less than $20.
I painted the rooster in Cotton by Dixie Belle (find it in my shop HERE). Cotton is a nice bright white. I used a couple of different brushes to apply the paint and get into all those crevices, including an older version of this one. Spray painting would have been easier, but I love the texture you get with chalk paint.
I gave it two coats and then lightly sanded here and there with 220 grit sandpaper to bring out some of the details…
I opted not to apply a sealer this time and just kept the matte finish. A spray sealer would be easy enough to apply if you wanted to.
You may remember these thrifty decor items I shared previously:
I shared the candlesticks as part of The Rest of Thrifty Haul #2 back in March. Here’s a closer up from that post:
I had taken them to my booth and then brought them back home. I just love them so!
I shared that small white rose arrangement in a post sharing How to Make a Faux-Real Flower Arrangement using a fake water product.
I love being able to create new decor items on the cheap!!
I am so excited to be able to cross another project off my to-do list!
If you missed any from this pile so far, you can visit them here:
See how this one looked after HERE!
That one was only $3!! Lamps can be so pricey to buy new. If you’re in need, consider hitting up the thrift stores first.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this $10 yard sale chair:
UPDATE: Check how fresh and updated this little chair looks now HERE!
I hope y’all have a fantastic weekend!
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