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Thrifted Lamp Makeover

Today’s post is short and sweet, and goes to show that a little bit of spray paint can go a long way!

Thrifted Lamp Makeover

I found this little guy at a thrift shop a while back for a mere $2. I sorta have an obsession with lamps . . . and lamp shades. I just can’t get enough! What can I say, I love lamp. Come on, we all knew that was coming.

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It was hanging out in the garage with it’s lampmates until I came across this nifty little lampshade on clearance at Target for $5 a couple months ago! I love how it’s faceted, don’t you?

Check out this lamp makeover and see how easy it is to update an old, thrown out lamp into something modern and beautiful! MountainModernLife.com

So I then added a couple coats of spray paint, which I had leftover from my turquoise and gold pillar candle stick holders.

Check out this lamp makeover and see how easy it is to update an old, thrown out lamp into something modern and beautiful! MountainModernLife.com

The color is more of a minty turquoise in person. I <3 this color! I think it’s interesting how the shape of the lamp and the candle holders even look similar now, and I’m even considering adding a bit of gold to the lamp. What do you think?

Check out this lamp makeover and see how easy it is to update an old, thrown out lamp into something modern and beautiful! MountainModernLife.com

And here is the thrifted lamp with the new lampshade:

Check out this lamp makeover and see how easy it is to update an old, thrown out lamp into something modern and beautiful! MountainModernLife.com

Check out this lamp makeover and see how easy it is to update an old, thrown out lamp into something modern and beautiful! MountainModernLife.com

I just love mixing old and new, and it’s not too shabby for $7, eh?

Check out this lamp makeover and see how easy it is to update an old, thrown out lamp into something modern and beautiful! MountainModernLife.com

Check out this lamp makeover and see how easy it is to update an old, thrown out lamp into something modern and beautiful! MountainModernLife.com

Isn’t it amazing what a little bit of spray paint can make? So the next time you are cruising the thrift store aisles, I hope you won’t pass up a super dated lamp. It could just become your next favorite light source 🙂

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24 Comments
  • I love it! I say definitely add the gold!

    July 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm
  • Seriously, spray paint is a miracle. I’m always a fan of adding gold, but it does look fantastic just the way it is right now! You chose a gorgeous lampshade, too.

    July 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm
  • Love this Katie and in so jealous that that shade went on sale near you! I was keeping my eye on it for forever!

    July 29, 2014 at 12:09 am
  • Love Target and thrift stores. Your lamp looks great… Turquoise is my favorite color.

    July 29, 2014 at 12:50 am
  • I love it, and I love that lampshade – it compliments the shape of the lamp itself so nicely. Gorgeous!

    July 29, 2014 at 12:50 am
  • Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! That color is so fresh and fun!! I’ve been looking for 2 lamp stands to makeover for our nightstands so I was very intrigued by your post!! Awesome makeover!!

    July 29, 2014 at 1:20 am
  • Katie, just sending you a massive virtual high five 🙂 This makeover is perfection! Love how the blue makes the lamp base pop–and totally updates its fun shape.

    July 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm
  • I bought those shades on sale at my local Target store as well!! I Love them – your lamp looks great!!

    July 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm
  • So fun! That shade is PERFECT with the turquoise lamp base!

    July 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm
  • Just perfect. Love that color, too. And oh my that lampshade!

    July 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm
  • That is some lampy perfection Katie – the shade was a steal!

    July 29, 2014 at 10:15 pm
  • I love it!!This is a great makeover!!!
    I have never used this type of paint before,will definitely try this!!Thanks for sharing:)

    July 30, 2014 at 9:39 am
  • This lamp makeover is awesome. Love the turquoise color. We would love for you to share this at the Caffeinated Crafters Link Party here: bit.ly/UJkY7m

    July 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm
  • This is SUCH a fun colour Katie! LOVE it! Can’t wait to share it with my faves from the week this Friday morning at http://www.makingitinthemountains.com!

    July 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm
  • happy to see so many spray paint addicted! Lovely and super fast DIY, well done 😉

    August 6, 2014 at 11:32 am
  • Oh how I love a great lamp makeover- this is awesome Katie and such a fab color!! Pinned and stumbled. Hope you are doing well and enjoying summer!

    August 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm
  • BEAUTIFUL colour! Looks great

    Sarah @ EDEA Smith
    http://www.edea-smith.co.uk

    September 1, 2014 at 7:43 am
  • I think it turned out great, Love finding deals at Target too! If you get ready for a change after awhile you could just remove the paint off the bottom of the lamp because it was brass right? If it is too bright gold,sanding brass will give it scuffed old vintage look instead of shiny gold brass that was so popular in the 1980’s. Just keep sanding in the same direction around the base for a uniform look.

    September 16, 2014 at 10:19 am

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