I realize I just did lamps on Monday, but I finally finished my thrift store lamp makeover and I want to show you! I’m really excited about this, because I’ve been looking for lamps in this style for quite some time now. They’re tall enough for my bed (though I don’t have pictures of that, since my bedroom still isn’t finished), thin enough for my small nightstands, and really cute.
I got these lamps at Goodwill for a little more than $5 each. They started out as a pale green, which was an OK color, but not what I was going for. Also, these were supposed to come with lamp shades…but the ones attached were pink. Um, no thanks. I quietly removed them from the lamps and left them at Goodwill. Who knows? Maybe they’ll be discovered by someone who can actually appreciate them.
I believe these were ditched after someone else’s DIY gone ‘meh.’ Because they had some issues with paint drips and…glue, for some reason. As I explained Monday, this is actually pretty easy to fix. I used acetone to pull off some of the paint and the glue…and I discovered that the lamps were originally white.
My original plan was to paint the lamps white, so I found it funny that they already were. However, when I also realized they were aluminum, I decided to go in a different direction.
I did the paint in Rustoleum’s Satin Nickel. I want to decorate my bedroom in a relaxing night sky theme and I felt the nickel would offset all the blues and dark colors really well.
For the lamps, I actually found what I wanted at the dollar store, again for $5 each. So each lamp cost me $10 plus the paint. Not bad, considering the prices of lamps these days!
Here’s how they turned out:
They look so nice in my bedroom. Since they’re much taller than my old lamps, it’s a lot easier to turn them off when Zach and I are ready to go to sleep. I’m pretty happy with my thrift store lamp makeover.
What was your most recent thrift store find? Leave your answers in the comments!