$5 Lamp Makeover: Before to After

Howdy all! I was out the other day at our local ReStore, did I
mention I frequent ours? I'm supporting our community, that's right.
I happen to spot a ton of these lamps and just had to buy a couple.
They were $5 a piece, score!. Isn't there an old saying out there somewhere 
that if you ever see a "matching" pair of lamps while thrifting to buy them? 
I think these lamps all came from a hotel. This would also explain the dozens
 of Holiday Inn garbage cans for sale...I'll pass on those.

Wooden and brassy, aren't they are screaming "paint me!"  

RustOleum: Aqua

Bought two shades from Target, spent $14 per shade. 

Total cost per lamp:

Lamp base: $5.00
Spray paint: $3.99 
Had the paint on hand and too hard to figure the price on this
Lamp shade: $14.00

Total per lamp is around $19.00 x 2 = $38.00 for the pair

I have been working on our Piano room for awhile now and thought I
should turn over my IKEA Expedit shelving unit. It's perfect for my new 
lamps. What do you think? 

I have some painting going on tomorrow, all I can say is Gray Owl....pictures
coming soon


  1. Looking good! I like the expedit on it's side. :) Are you excited for the paint?

  2. love that color!!!! it amazes me the difference in the lamps. nice job!

  3. Those look awesome!! I think they would look fab with the brass bottom too...love love the turquoise color!

  4. You did an amazing job on those lamps! They look great and you know I LOVE the aqua color!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  5. Those are so cute! Amazing what you can do with spray paint huh?!

  6. I love those!!! I have a huge weakness for aqua lately and those lamps are just adorable. Gotta love spray paint!

    New to your blog, found you via Colleen!! Looking forward to following along!


  7. Girl... these lamps are awe to the some :) Great color choice too!!

  8. Love the blue, looks really good! Following you back on linky followers. Hope you have a good weekend! =)

  9. I think your space is beautiful!! And I am a follower!


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