Friday, August 13, 2010

new lamps

Once again, I am incredibly regretful that I don't have a 'before' picture to share with you, but I think you can all imagine with me what these beauties looked like in their former life. I got them at the goodwill without shades... they were shiny black, with a white & gold asian-inspired pattern/decoration on the front. Sounds pretty, right? But, it gets better! The bases were shiny, really shiny, brass also!

I primed them- the lamp and the base all together- with some Kilz and then painted them in a Rusteolum spraypaint. In fact, I saw something painted in this same color just the other day by Centsational Girl :)

I got the shades at HomeGoods for $14.99 each, and I ordered the finials online (let me know if you want the website, and I'll dig it up for you!)

Without further ado, here are my new master bedroom lamps...

Just goes to show, spray paint is a powerful tool :)


  1. I so enjoyed going through your blog and looking through your makeovers! Wonderful! The lamps a cute, too! I love the burlap shade. :)

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I can't wait to read through yours!

  3. Hi Karen! I stumbled on your blog through a series of link ups and I love it! Will you send me the website for the finials? I've been looking for some and haven't been able to find any I love! atlanticbeachbound(at)gmail(dot)com