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I have another lamp makeover to reveal! I sourced a large, battered brass lamp and a decent-sized drum shade from Goodwill. I’ve repainted several brass lamps in the past, but only because they’ve been beyond repair. I’m not totally averse to brass–just allergic to those items that are superrrr grimy. I really liked this lamp in particular because it has great curves at its base. Only had to invest a combined $10.94 for both pieces–$6.97 for the lamp and $3.97 for the drum shade. Not a terrible day’s haul. I decided on spray painting the lamp gold and covering the shade in a 2 inch wide navy ribbon.

Navy Ribbon Shade and Gold Lamp

Navy Ribbon Shade and Gold Lamp

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Some of my most rewarding projects have come from unused items found around the house. Given a little ingenuity and a few supplies, I like to transform these sad saps into something useful and beautiful. I love doing lighting projects in particular. This little guy got a major overall with just a few coats of spray paint and a sleek lampshade.

Mighty metallic lamp!

Mighty metallic lamp!

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This little lady was my first lamp makeover! I found her in the basement where she had been covered in a light layer of dust and spider web. The lamp had originally belonged to my grandmother and looked quite good in her day. Some of the hardware was missing, but I just the loved the shape and style. The etched glass was in good condition, and both light sockets worked perfectly.

Grandmother Lamp

Grandmother Lamp

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Vintage Lamp Meets Handcrafted Shade

I found this lamp base at a thrift store that was in dire need of a rehab. A few coats of spray paint made it shine like new. I made the lamp shade with decorative aluminum sheeting and translucent plastic. A large Edison bulb pulled the whole item together!

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