Lamp Makeover

I scored these beauties at the Thrift Store this week!

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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.

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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.

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On the other hand, I may just enjoy it the way it is for a while. 😉  What do y’all think?

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I moved it around several different places. I wanted to decide where it’s forever home would be.

I really liked it here! image

All the black lamp needed was to be cleaned up and add a lamp shade.

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I already had a new burlap shade that was the perfect size! I bought it a while back at Ross.

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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

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