June 8, 2010

Sorry Folks...No Tips. But I Do Have a Before/After Lamp Makeover

Well, not new. Just updated.This old lamp has traveled many places.  It has seen many things. It was my sisters for who knows how long and then I inherited it when I had my first apartment after college. I bought that lampshade when I first got married and I am really not sure why.  I must have loved it then.  And it has stayed with me because you always need a lamp. But it has begged for some updating. Some oomph.  A lampy light face lift.

And here it is....

So fun, right? Don't you just heart spray paint?  I love the paint color. Avocado.  And the lampshade is from IKEA.  
This lamp is still hanging in there with a fresh coat of paint and a new shade. I am full of complete glee when I shop my house and find new life for old things.


  1. it looks A W E S O M E! :)
    and fancy.. like me :) lol

  2. Very cute! I love that green color too. I bought a similar dried flower lampshade after college, but handed it down to my cousin when she moved into her first house. Never thought about a makeover! I wonder if she'll give it back to me...I LOVE your new lampshade! Cute, cute, cute!

  3. Love it! Looks like a brand new lamp! I feel inspired. Makes me want to shop the goodwill!

  4. Okay that lamp is awesome! If I didn't like you so much I would hate ya :) Super cute Jess!!!! Rocco broke my lamp last week so I am on a mission to find something cute! You are inspirational!

  5. Great lamp and yes, I too love avocado....to eat and paint with.

    I am learning to love spray paint. Glitter??

    ....not so much.


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