I scored these beauties at the Thrift Store this week!
Well, they’re not that great yet but they will be! They just need a little TLC!
I’m not quite sure what’s up with the orange and black? Maybe someone used it for a Halloween party??? Lol.
I didn’t care that the paint was ugly. I really liked the shape and the lamp shade. I knew I could always paint it if I couldn’t get the orange paint to come off. (The main thing was they both worked and I didn’t have to rewrite either one of them!)
The 1st thing I did was just clean them with a damp cloth. Next I thought I’d try to get the orange paint off. I knew alcohol would take latex paint off enamel so I thought I’d try that first.
Guess what? It worked! Yay!
The main thing to remember is to keep your cloth clean. If not you’ll just smear it around. It just took me a few minuets to have it all cleaned up! I’m still considering painting it a medium gray with black stripes. I would make it about 3 stripes wide for each color.
On the other hand, I may just enjoy it the way it is for a while. 😉 What do y’all think?
I moved it around several different places. I wanted to decide where it’s forever home would be.
All the black lamp needed was to be cleaned up and add a lamp shade.
I already had a new burlap shade that was the perfect size! I bought it a while back at Ross.
Here’s the before and after. Not too bad for $3.99 lamp and a $9.99 shade! 😉
I hope this inspires you to be creative and have fun!
Have a great weekend! Leann