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.

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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. 

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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.

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diy-glass-lamp-makeover

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.

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crate-barrel-glass-lamp

pottery-barn-glass-lamp-rope

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”).


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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.

glass-lamp-before-and-after

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.

7 comments:

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 @ {twotwentyone} 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 @ Junky Vagabond 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 {RustiChic} 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!!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I love this so much I featured it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!


Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!!

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths