Hello lovelies!! I’m bringing y’all another free-to-me piece today! I’m sharing a lamp makeover with wax!
Wax is such a simple way to add depth to all those pretty details that many lamps have.
Here is how this curbside set started:
As I was nearing the time to share my new haul, I drove around our neighborhood on trash day checking for any potential makeover candidates that I could add to my FREE-to-me haul when I happened upon these two lamps. They were in a pile of boxes that looked like they had been placed on the curb during a move-out.
Honestly, I really wanted to linger there and dig through the boxes, but I decided to just grab the lamps and go. Imagine me grabbing them and telling the driver, “Go go go!!” Except, the driver was me ha ha.
Lamp Makeover with Wax: Easy as Paint, Wax, Buff!
I gave them two coats. This brush is intended mainly for wax but it is fantastic for getting in all those detailed parts really quickly and easily!
I applied it all over and then went back with a clean, soft cloth and removed the excess wax:
That is it!
This sad set of throw-away lamps looks so much better now!
I picked up these shades at Target for $10 each…
The wax nestles in the details and adds depth…
These would have looked great with black wax also!
I had some trims that I really wanted to dress up the shades with, but for saleability, I decided to keep them plain.
This lamp makeover with wax was so quick and simple! My favorite!
And luckily, they do both work! Bonus!
If you’re in the market for even more thrifty lamp makeover ideas, I’ve got 17 more…just click the photo!
That’s one more done!
See the two I’ve already completed from this FREE-to-me Haul at the links below:
I chose this easy makeover to share today because Thursday’s Furniture Fixer Upper project is a doozy!
I’ve been prepping it all weekend:
Talk about an ugly duckling, but I’m hoping to turn it into a beautiful swan!
UPDATE: This Cinderella transformation is complete! See it HERE now!
See ya Thursday, friends!
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