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?
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