Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lamp Transformation

Our living room is a giant work in progress, but I made one small step recently with a new lamp for our end table. The awesome guy who custom made our kitchen cabinets agreed to make us a small end table/cabinet for our tv components. It has a glass door so you can still use the remotes, but everything is neat and contained, which is the opposite of what it was after the living area was first renovated.

I recently found a GIANT consignment store near our house and I've been going in about once a week checking around for good deals. Last week I decided to see if they had any lamps for cheap and happened upon this little lady who was just begging for some spray paint.

Not that I don't love peachy-mauve... but it wasn't going to work in my house without some new paint. I liked the shape and it was working fine so I figured some spray paint love and a new shade would do the trick. The shade that came with it was so dirty and ugly I left it at the store. I covered the important parts with tinfoil, primed it and gave it two light coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White. 

And here she is now...

Did I mention this lamp was $10 at the consignment shop?!? The shade was $20 at Target and if it looks just a little shiny, it's because I hadn't completely decided if this was the one when I took the picture so it was still wrapped in plastic :) For $33 including the lamp, shade and can of spray paint, I have what I really wanted at a third of the cost. I saw a similar lamp online at Ballard Designs, but with two small (and sometimes clumsy) children, I don't need a $219 lamp in our main living area! 

Now I need to figure out the wall behind the sofa and we'll be on our way to finishing this room (at least for now!)

I'm still so happy when I look at the before and after...
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  1. Awesome transformation! Love the new color! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thanks, Taryn! Great link-up as always!

  3. This looks way better after the transformation. New follower, found you via the link up. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Aimee! I'm glad you found me :) Definitely feeling good about getting rid of the mauve!

  4. Beautiful! I love that lamp shade. I hope you decided it was the one. :)

    1. Yes, I finally took the plastic off :) But I like the versatility of it. When things don't cost an arm and a leg it makes it easier to change your mind!

  5. Thanks! I'm happy with the neutral base because I can easily switch out the shade and it will be a whole new lamp!


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