Thrifted Lamp Makeover
Hey there, friend! Once again it has been since forever since my last post. Time is flying by, and we have been incredibly blessed with so many opportunities this summer that do I hope to share specifically with you at some point…but for now its just the grind of getting everything done that we have committed to! The first several weeks of selling at The Shop has been a huge success, so thank you to everyone who has stopped by or given words of encouragement. You are the ones who keep us going; so thank you!!
This past week I went on a thrift run and found these old lamps…nothing spectacular about them, but I liked their shape and thought they had some potential! I began the makeover by simply using an artists brush to apply gray chalk paint to the base. (If you have never used chalk paint and want to learn more about this amazing product, click here.) Technically I only needed to do one coat, but I’m enough of a perfectionist that I did two just to be safe. 🙂
Once the paint had dried, I used some dark metallic spray paint to cover up the gold fixtures, inserted some vintage bulbs and attached some shade skeletons that I had found earlier this spring…And just like that we have a couple of new lamps!
What do you think of this transformation?! 🙂 The thing I like the most about these two is their one-of-a-kind vintage and industrial character and charm that they could add to any space. Unfortunately for me, I am shipping them off to The Shop on Thursday so I won’t be able to keep them around for long, but it was fun to experiment with them and try something new! Hopefully you have been inspired to hit up your own local thrift shop this week and find an old lamp or similar item to fix up with your own personal style. The possibilities really are endless!
Happy Craftin’ Friends!