If you’ve been following March Madness, welcome back! It’s day #4 of my 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days! Today I’m sharing what I did with the goldalicious pineapple lamp I received in my Swap it Like it’s Hot package.
I received these two items from my friend, Shanna at Restoration Redoux for this fun challenge:
I shared what I did with the basket yesterday, but I saved the lamp for today. I told you yesterday that it was no longer gold and it was no longer a lamp. Both are true!
This was kind of cute as is, but the lighting was super dull and I have no need for a tiny lamp, so before I could think twice I cut off the cord and took it apart…
Now what do I do with it? Honestly it sat looking at me like this for several days, then the threaded piece sticking out at the top gave me an idea.
I went looking for a frame and found this in my garage that cost 75¢ at a thrift store:
I used a 3/8 inch drill bit to drill a hole in one end…
Then I screwed it right onto the threaded piece of the lamp that was at the top!
Here’s what it turned into:
How cute is this?
I gave the frame a coat of gold spray paint first then spray painted them both in Rustoleum’s Heirloom White. A little sanding here and there to bring out some details, and a piece of chalkboard cut to fit the frame and voila! (See how to make a chalkboard HERE.)
This would be perfect to put by the phone to jot a number down or write a quick message.
The chalk rests right on part of the pineapple.
Here is another I created the same way for a giveaway:
I’ll be back tomorrow for day #5 sharing what I did with this sewing machine table:
UPDATE: See how I updated this little table HERE now!
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