Thrift Store Lamp Upcycle

Spray paint a thrift store lamp for a quick and easy nursery project.

I’ve been looking for some lamps for my foyer and Bubba’s room for awhile now and a few weeks ago I finally found both at our local Bible’s For Missions store.  I found a small brass lamp for $2 and the bigger one for $6.  Yay!  Behold the loveliness….

Love the shape, hate the finish.

My daughter, who was shopping with me, said they were the ugliest things she had ever seen and tried to talk me out of buying them.   I mean, it’s not like she hasn’t seen me spray paint a thing or two before….Seriously???

Now it’s November here in Canada y’all and spray painting season has come and gone. Or so I thought. But last weekend the weather finally climbed above 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius) and stayed there for two days.  Unfortunately, the second day was rainy and windy and Bubba refused to nap.  So I got one full day of spray painting in and the lamps were included in what I’m now referring to as “Spraypaintapalooza”!   I spray painted all darn day and was pretty much covered in paint by nightfall.  Truthfully, it was way too windy to really be painting but I was convinced that this was my last chance to spray paint all my collectables and some furniture until March at the earliest and possibly April.

I primed with Rust-oleum spray primer and then finished the foyer lamp in a glossy white. The shade is still ugly so it’s not quite useable yet but I’m looking for some fabric to cover it with.

Good ole’ Krylon

Bubba’s lamp also got a few coats of primer and a coat of glossy Krylon’s Mandarin”.  And voila.  A shiny orange lamp for Bubba’s nursery!

How much fun is spray paint?  So awesomely easy.

One more time….the before and the after….

Spray paint a thrift store lamp for a quick and easy nursery project.

And Bubba has a lamp that matches his room!

 

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Comments

  1. LOOOOVE the orange! Have you seen the blog post where "Mom" hand wrote a love letter to her son on the lampshade?? Adorable & would be perfect for this piece! 🙂 Glad I found you on the Sunday Scoop Link Party. 🙂

    ~Dee @ deeconstructed.com

  2. This is so creative of you, Jenna! Spray painting is always a cool approach to reinvent certain objects. I mean, that beautiful final layout totally transformed the lamp! The color also added a significant visual weight on it.

  3. This is so creative of you, Jenna! Spray painting is always a cool approach to reinvent certain objects. I mean, that beautiful final layout totally transformed the lamp! The color also added a significant visual weight on it.

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