DIY Lamp Makeover
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I love finding ugly objects at thrift stores and making them over into something lovely. Whenever I decide to update a room a trip to my local thrift store results in treasure.
My original makeover plan included:
The list is coming along nicely. I have purchased the new bedding, drapes, and area rug. This week I will complete the seat cushions in the new fabric for the antique chair.
From Ugly to Pretty — How To
I started by sanding the lamp base — after taping the light socket and cord.
I sprayed light, sweeping coats of gray primer over each lamp base. Light coats dry faster and prevent drips.
After priming the thrift store lamp I painted it with Looking Glass paint. Again, I used light, feathery strokes with the paint can to avoid drips. The finish is not a mirror-effect like the mercury glass projects. Rather it finished in a lovely shiny pewter. To give the lamp a worn look, I lightly sanded some edges to expose the base brown color. The lamp was finished with a glassy clear coat.
This lamp was in my living room. I decided to paint it a lovely coral-red color and place it in my room. I really like the pop of color against the gray and white palette in the master bedroom. Like the thrift store lamp, first several light coats of primer; light coats of the coral paint; and finished with the glossy clear coat to give it a glass-like finish.
I adore these lamps! I urge you to give your lamps an update with a coat of primer and paint. Next up — updating the lamp shades.