I see brass lamps all the time now at the Goodwill. This one only cost me $1.99. It works perfectly. It’s only crime was that it was brass in color and therefore now regarded as “dated”. I brought it home with me determine to give it a more up to date look.
When I bought this brass lamp it was missing the “harp” that the lampshade attaches to. So I picked one up at Lowe’s for $2.98. That was all it needed other than a new shade and a color make-over.
First thing I did was to clean it up. Then I used my blue painter’s tape to cover the parts I didn’t want to spray paint. I took it outside and gave it a coat of spray paint and let it dry.
I could see that I missed a couple of spots so I gave it a second coat. I used Rustoleum metallic finish spray paint for the oiled bronze look I like so much and let it dry.
This lamp has such a simple shape to it and I love the grooves of the middle section. It is amazing how different it looks once re-painted.
The spray paint gave the base such a nice sturdy looking appearance.
I removed the tape, added a light bulb, and a new burlap/linen covered shade and here you go. I found a slightly cheaper burlap/linen look lampshade at Lowe's for $14.98 that is almost identical to the one I bought at Target for $19.99 for the Floor Lamp Redo I finished and posted to my blog earlier this week. You can pop by there if you have a minute to take a look at that project
Bye, Bye Brass, Hello New Lamp!
Total Price: $20.00. ($1.99 for the lamp,$ 2.98 for the "harp", and $14.99 for the lampshade.)
Our First Year College Student Daughter is already talking about moving out of the dorm next year. She said “I think our dorm room is shrinking”. I have always thought since the day we moved her in that her room was unbelievably small. And they put two girls in there! Dark and tiny so I understand why she is already dreaming about an apartment with more space. Anyway that means she will be needing some furniture. I think I should be able to re-hab a lot of Goodwill Goodies to help outfit her apartment. Good thing I have a year’s notice. :)