Thrift Store Lamp Makeover #1

I don’t know when the last time you shopped for lamps was, but I’m here to tell you; lamps are expensive!!  When we re-did our bedroom, I knew I wanted a pair of matching lamps and I knew I didn’t want to spend a fortune on them.  When I spotted this pair during a recent trip to a local thrift store, I knew they had potential!

They were very ornate, but it was hard to tell due to how dark the finish was on them.  They were in perfect condition although they lacked shades, so I knew a fresh coat of pain would be all they’d need.  As luck would have it, I found two brand-new matching shades in just the right size at the same thrift store.  They were perfect together!

I gave them a fresh coat of ASCP in Old White and used a pretty iridescent gilding paste to accent the details.  I paid $8 each for the lamps and $2 each for the shades, so all in for $20, I had two beautiful new-to-me lamps.  I could have purchased maybe one shade for that if I’d bought them brand new.   They work perfectly in our bedroom!!


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