Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lamp Revamp

I was out shopping at Home Goods the other day (I have no idea why I go there when I am trying to save money for moving because I ALWAYS find something I *need*!) and I found this lamp.

But in my defense, it was only $16...$16 folks!!

That's quite a bargain  when you consider this Ikea lamp for $39.99.

Or this Pottery Barn lamp for a whopping $119!

I'm sure we can all agree that the Ikea and Pottery Barn lamps look *much* better though.  I mean, the shape of my bargain lamp is pretty similar, but the color is hideous! And if you look closely, you can see some weird lines that I think were meant to give it an aged look, but really it just looks like faux gone wrong.

It's kind of funny though because the lady at the cash register was going on about how it was such a great lamp and she loved the color, especially the cord. Barf! Little did she know, that was soon going to change. I didn't take pictures of the process because it was pretty straightforward - a little bit of primer, some matte black paint, and some matte finish spray paint - but the end result is drastically different. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! For about $20 (the lamp plus some paint), I have a brand new, expensive-looking lamp!


{All Thingz Related} said...

What a find! It's gorgeous! I LOVE the shape!

Jenn said...

I love black. It makes such a drastic difference. My mother in law just gave me 3 lamps this weekend - all need new color. I hope they turn out as well as yours!

Polly C said...

I love what a little spray paint can do. It's it so fun to find great deals that can be made even greater!?

Tuesday Addams said...

i have the pottery barn lamp ,it almost caused a fire when it shorted out.

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