Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mini Lamp

Another score this week at the Goodwill!  I found this mini lamp an paid only $2.99 for it.  A little black spray paint and it’s now a keeper!

Mini Lamp 003

Here she is when I brought her home.  She had a brass base with a gray and cream shade with a beaded fringe.  I decided that black was the way to go because I thought it would look best with the existing shade.  I might  paint the base again in the future if I find another shade that I like better….but right now I kind of like the gray.

Mini Lamp 009

Amazing what a little spray paint can do.

Mini Lamp 004

I removed the shade and light bulb and then covered the “candle stick” part and some of the cord with blue painter’s tape.  Then I just gave the brass base a coat of Rustoleum’s American Accents Spray Paint in “Canyon Black”.  It’s amazing how well the black paint adhered to the shiny brass surface.  And with Oakley’s expert supervision, the painting was completed in no time. :)

Mini Lamp 013

Sorry about the glare in this photo but here it is and I just love it.  There is a switch on the cord and the lamp has two settings.  Low light or bright.  I am trying it out on the kitchen counter for right now.  But I am sure I will walk it all over the house before I decide where it stays.

Mini Lamp 001    Mini Lamp 009

Before and After. I hope my Good Will Karma continues. :)


Jennifer said...

I never would have thought to paint it but now I have new views of lamps when I'm out - thanks so much for the brain storm!!! It looks so pretty, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Stacey said...


ButterYum said...

definitely a find! I need to go to goodwill more often!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the shade and it looks great black! I have a little black lamp on my countertop, too. I hope your Goodwill luck keeps up!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I've always liked the look of a small lamp in a kitchen. Great score for just a couple of dollars too!

Glamorous Girl Gone Goofy said...

I love little lamps in a kitchen. You did a great job. I bet you just love-it and for 2.99 "get outta here" what a GREAT price.

Laurie Anne said...

I love it in the kitchen :) and the quick makeover is a thumbs up!

HollyM said...

I just had to laugh because: A) I think I have that same lamp (in brass), and B) I have a black lamp on my kitchen counter.

Looks good!

Chelsea said...

Wow, that looks great! Ohmygosh, I just spray paint and spray paint redos. I think I'm addicted now, haha! That lamp just looks so fab - the black totally works! :) Love it!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What a wonderful transformation! Love a good find! Thanks for stopping by!
Take care

Tee said...

Do you ever get tired of making the rest of us look like a bunch of total slackers? Just kidding (mostly!)

Love the lamp!

Jane said...

I totally agree that the lamp looks fabulous painted black...great project!
I love the supervision you were getting in the yard :-)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You get the best deals! It looks fantastic! I adore lamps in the kitchen instead of overhead lighting.

Cindy said...

Oh yes! You did the right thing tol that lamp! May I have a glass of wine? Pleeeease?

Melanie said...

You are the Goodwill Queen. You find the best stuff!

Good job.

Snappy Di said...

Hi Lisa! Can't believe I haven't read your blog before, at least not that I recall. Just followed you and also added you to my sidebar. Will be back soon as I think your blog and mine may become best friends. LOL

The Blue Ridge Gal

Sue said...

Everybody finds good stuff at the GW but me....still waiting to find a real bargain...on a happier note...Happy Mother's Day!! Sue.

Aleigh @ Goodwill said...

It's always great to see how our shoppers makeover their Goodwill finds. Thanks for sharing this!