What do you get when…..

What do you get when you take this black/gold AND silver, plastic, lamp that you found at a thrift store…

And mix it up with this shade that you found at a yard sale…..

This spray paint…..

And of course….the KEE OOLEST nozzle in the world.

Well, let me show you.

You get this before…….

And this after.

Pretty big difference? Isn’t it?

I had about 10 minutes and close to $5.00 for lamp/shade/paint in this project.

Look how this spray paint and a yard sale shade can give you this Pottery Barn look…..
Minus the woven shade….

 Gillian Candlestick Bedside Lamp Base

Gillian Candlestick Bedside Lamp Base

Well worth the ten minute  and $5.00 investment.

Don’t you think?

My tutorial….tomorrow……Super EZ.

You can so do this.

Totally transformed an out of date lamp….. into this shiny, metallic lamp for Freebirds Apt…..we are slowly getting her ready……WAHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Ok….I’m over that. ~sniffle~

Whatcha’ think?

Like the difference?

Have you used the metallic spray paint?
Have you had your baby girl move into her own apartment?

Let me know!

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0 thoughts on “What do you get when…..

  • June 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    It looks amazing! The newer metallic spray paints are really cool. Great job.

  • June 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    You’ll get through this Hon. Think of all the time you’ll get to spend doing tutorials for us. Okay so maybe not the best replacement, but what the heck. I tried. Cry to us when you feel you need to. Love the new lamp by the way!

  • June 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Holy cow, you made the PB lamp look boring! That shade is amazing and the perfect match for your new lamp……LOVE it!! Take care, VBg

  • June 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Super cute!  Totally love your lamp better than the PB lamp!

  • June 20, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    LOVE very much!!! I’m in the process of re-vamping all our lamps!

  • June 21, 2011 at 1:59 am

    @322789fcd1205f61aa89196d783926a4 It was my first time using the metallic sprays. I have used the nickel….would that be metallic? I haven’t used the shiny kind. They are so neat! It reminded me of the mercury in a thermometer. So neat! Thanks for stopping by! Love, Me

  • June 21, 2011 at 2:01 am

    @4f7fb178b85c26a869b581b3a241d813  Thank you! Thank you! Did you get the “most sincerely sweet” in your yearbook growing up? You are always so kind! I’m starting to think you like me ; ) Love, Me

  • June 21, 2011 at 2:02 am

    @17620e1a32c8a99ed05d8ce1b1edb5a9  How are you re-vamping them? I need to re-vamp mine but am too cheap to look at buying new shades…….Give me some ideas! Love, Me

  • June 21, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Wow, you’re right — big difference! That’s great. I would never think to upgrade a lamp. Bravo.

  • June 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Sugarplum…I am commenting as my 16 year old and I’m too lazy to sign in as me! It’s Leslie from Goodbye House Hello Home!


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