Written by: Cathy Carroll
Several months ago when we were out thrifting
I picked up a really nice ginger jar lamp.
The lamp was in great shape but needed some updating
it was missing a shade.
I knew that all it needed was a little makeover
it would be as good as new again.
Well, the other day I finally got around to
giving this lamp it's little makeover
I love it.
This lamp was from the 80's I think or maybe even earlier
the color was awful.
It was totally missing a shade and the gold at the base was quite tarnished.
I picked it up for $5 and knew all it needed was
a little touch of spray paint to bring it back to life.
I also found this lamp shade at my favorite thrift store for $1.
The color is a dull cream color that just doesn't go in our decor either.
So, it needed a makeover also.
Papa spray painted the base with
Valspar's Satin Spray paint Encounter with paint and primer all in one.
It took two coats to give it a nice coverage.
I love this color and it was prettier than it looked on the can lid.
I then painted the metal base with gold metallic craft paint.
Then I also painted the lamp shade with my DIY white chalk paint.
The shade took two coats.
I was a little afraid to paint the shade.
But, then I decided if you can paint upholstery you can paint a lampshade
I would only be out $1.
The shade is actually a very nubby linen and kept its texture even after being painted.
I love how it turned out.
What do you think?
Now, I have a beautiful lamp that matches our decor
all for only $6 - can't beat that.
What have you thrifted and updated lately?
Did you have any hesitations?
Tell us about it in the comments below.
Until next time
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