Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wooden {Lamp} Makeover

I purchased this wooden lamp base at a thrift store for $1 knowing that it had so much potential to look beautiful. Even if I brought the lamp home and it didn't work it was worth a try for this amount of money. I do have to admit that I was relieved when I plugged it in and the light came on though.



I decided to use Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint for my color mostly because I already had some on hand but I did have to purchase an additional can so I spent another $4. After four coats of paint over the entire base the lamp already looked ten times better than before. However, because it is made of wood and there were a few cracks and knicks it didn't look very fresh and clean like I was imagining. I was ready to sand it down and give it a couple more coats of paint but the distressed look appealed to me more so I just sanded as much as I could.




I really love this new lamp that I created and it looks even better with the burlap lamp shade on it that I purchased from Target for $20. I thought about covering my own lamp shade but I would have chosen burlap anyway so this pre-made shade was perfect!

This lamp has made an excellent addition to our Beach Guest Room! I have a side table in this room that I have decided to finish in the same way so it will match the lamp and balance out the room. I'm putting that on my To Do List for June!




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14 comments:

care-in said...

What a great lamp!!

Nikki said...

Your lamp turned out great. I'm still being patient and hoping to find a great set of lamps soon. The white and burlap are a great combo for your guest room.

Kenzie said...

It looks amazing! And for $1 it's even better!

Tonya said...

Great makeover! I love the airiness of the shade!

too Blessed to Stress said...

oh my! lovely :) I love the color and texture of the burlap, and the distressed base is fantastic.

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

justtherightangle said...

This is so cute! I love both the lamp and the shade. Great work!
-Arielle

Decorchick! said...

LOVE that lamp!! I like your distressing too. The chippier the better. :) That shade is great too. Visiting from Shabby Nest.

Aubrey said...

You did a good job! I love distressing stuff :) I found a burlap lamp shade at a thrift store yesterday!!!

Kristi said...

I love your lamp it came out fantastic!!! :)
Kristi

Mindy said...

your lamp looks so great! I love the curves! What a find!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

I love the detail on this lamp and how the paint brought it out! I like the shade too... Great job:)

Mandi said...

This turned out so great and I LOVE the shape of it! I will for sure be on the lookout for a lamp this shape!!

lhbw said...

Wow, great makeover! Love the burlap shade.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love the lamp redo! It would go well with the floor lamp I redid recently. I'm still waiting on a shade I ordered. I love the burlap one. I just needed one larger.