i should be mopping the floor: Another Goodwill Lamp Redo

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another Goodwill Lamp Redo

I'm just *slightly* addicted to lamps. And more than that...love finding a cheapie that I can re-do. Our Goodwills always have a big selection of lamps just ripe for the re-vamping! If I can't find anything else in the store, I can always pick up a $4 lamp and find some place for it to sit in my house.

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The original texture of this one was kind of interesting....a little rough, but still ceramic. It didn't require any sanding...just a good wipe down and she was ready for her paint.


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I had really wanted to do the new Krylon Looking Glass paint on this lamp, but seriously couldn't find it anywhere.  So, I just went with the next best thing. And that texture was EASY to paint. Only needed two thin coats (and only used half a can!). I just taped up the cord and hardware at the top and it was an easy fix.


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I added (yet another) drum shade (that could maybe be a size bigger) and she was ready. 
Ta-da!

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8 comments:

  1. I like it! Very cute and I can never figure out what size shade to buy either.

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  2. that looks great! so much better in silver and it has a great shape to work with!

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  3. wow, totally different lamp. thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  4. That's a great makeover! Thanks for linking this up to our Wicked awesome wed. party.

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  5. lovely makeover! Love mettalics in decor!

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  6. Hi Kristi...well done on this lamp job! I saw your link at Inspiration Friday. I think the name of your blog is adorable...I gave up mopping my floor years ago! I'd love for you to visit my blog...nice to meet you. ~Ann

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  7. Looks GREAT! I haven't been able to find the paint anywhere either! SHame!
    Great job without it though!
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  8. Looks great! I'm always hesitant about doing lamps myself... I never know if the shade is is the right size for the base.

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