September 26, 2011

I Love Lamp

I’m not just saying it, I love lamp. 

I’m talking about this glass lamp that I picked up at a garage sale for just $2.50.


What?  You’re not in love with it’s brassy finish?  Well me neither.  I love this lamp, but only after some serious spray painting to change its finish. 

After a few coats of Rustoleum, this lamp got the silver treatment and is now much more lovable. 


I replaced an old lamp (another garage sale find from a few years ago), with the new glass lamp on my family room side table and like it much better.



I picked up the lampshade at another garage sale for $3 bucks, bringing the total for this lamp to just $5.50.  So not only do I love the lamp, but I love the price too!  Especially since I had been drooling over these much more expensive glass lamps before finding my steal.




I like the idea of filling the lamp with something like the Pottery Barn lamp above.  Maybe not rope, but I think shells would look nice, like the lamp from Cougar Town (my favorite TV “home”).

I think I’ll enjoy the lamp as-is for now, but might be tempted to add some shells to it next summer.  Here’s another look at the lamp, with the before and after shots.


What do you think of my garage sale lamp makeover?  Should I leave it empty for now or try to fill it with something?

I'm linking this project to Southern HospitalityHouse of Hepworths, and The DIY Showoff; check out the other great projects featured.


Dacia said...

Looks 100% better! And I love the shade! If you wanted to fill it, I think some acorns or walnuts would like nice through the fall and winter and seashells for the spring and summer!

Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

Wonderful transformation! I really want a lamp like this for my office.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love it! I have one that's nearly identical (in silver form). I found it at TJMaxx for $19.99, which I thought was a good deal. But, now I'm rethinking that!

Jill said...

Much better! Spray paint is a miracle in a can :) I can see changing the lamp with seasonal contents...oh yeah, it could become an obsession LOL!!

Popping over from House of Hepworths.

Anneke at This, That and Life said...

I am SO in love with this style right now. While not as great of bargain as you, I'm in the middle of a diy version tutorial to get this look! Garage sale type finds + spray paint = amazingness. :-)

Brandi said...

great makeover! such a beautiful lamp now!!!