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Happy Tuesday!!!

After an INCREDIBLY exciting blog makeover this weekend, I’ve been hard at work on a few projects behind the scenes. Hubby and I have some super fun DIY’s planned for this upcoming weekend that I CANNOT wait to share, but in the mean time, I’m SO excited to show you how I’ve transformed my Granny’s old table lamps!

I’ve been planning some sort of revamp for these table lamps since my Mom passed them down to me a couple of years ago. I LOVE the crystal, but the faded brass just wasn’t my thing & those lamp shades were a bit too traditional for my taste. They’ve been spending their days on the bedside tables in our master bedroom being overlooked for far too long!


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Right from the beginning I had planned to update the brass with some silver spray paint, but this weekend I came across this pin on Pinterest and I knew instantly that those lamps were just meant to be a glossy white!  Feeling inspired, I quickly got to work!  I painstakingly taped around the crystal to make sure that not a drop of spray paint touched it.  Then, I carefully placed plastic bags over the sections I did not want to paint, including the cord.


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Then down to the garage they went for a couple of coats of Rustoleum’s Glossy White spray paint + primer and, like magic, I was left with some pretty stellar lamps!  I absolutely LOVE that the gold still shows through the crystal!



It took me weeks and weeks of searching, but I think I finally found the PERFECT lamp shades (online at Lowe’ to complete the transformation!


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These lamps really do have a special place in my heart and I am honored that after spending so many years looking at them in my Grandma Bedford’s living room, I get to display them proudly in my own home!  Do you love it Gram?


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What do you think of the transformation?  Do you have some lamps in your home that are in desperate need a makeover too?

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57 thoughts on “DIY Lamp Makeover

  1. angie_truths_adobe

    what a great transformation. Im sure you grandmother loves them. Its great when an idea comes out just how you wanted it to be.


  2. Nancy

    They look great! I agree, I really like how the gold shows through the crystal and the shades are perfect! I bet they look pretty fantastic when they are lit up :)


  3. Jade @ Jonesin' For Taste

    I love the lamp redo. I never would have thought of painting the brass white but it turned out fantastic. I totally want to go scour some thrift stores and antique stores to find a pair of my own. Beautiful.


  4. Deborah

    Love the white! NIce job and on the lamps and I love the new blog design! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!



  5. Marlys (This and That)

    I love the white… what a great job at transforming your lamps. I have an old standing lamp that I should try this with… Just have to figure out how to transform the shade as it looks like the 70’s… But your post has given me some ideas. Coming over from Flaunt it Fridays.


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  7. Katie

    Hi Kristi!! I just love how these lamps turned out!! The glossy white is perfect! The shades are great, too, and how nice to have lamps with such meaning behind them!! Thanks for linking up at Cook It! Craft It! Share It! This week!



  8. Tara

    What a transformation! You did a great job! So glad that I found your blog at Blog it Forward. Hope you are a having a great weekend and Happy Mother’s day tomorrow


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  10. Erlene

    That turned out wonderful. I’m debating about painted our living room lamps and can’t decide. I may do the burlap look to the lamp shade though…I like that look. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.


    1. Kristi Post author

      Thanks Erlene! I’m super happy with how they turned out, but it was definitely a lot of work keeping the glass clear. Totally worth it though :)


  11. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

    Holy Moly! Your lamps are FABulous! My grandmother also gifted me with two very heavy, very brassy lamps. I redid the lampshades but now I’m thinking I need to breakout the spray paint to get rid of that brass! 😉

    Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning to our Party Board!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at our Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday to show off your latest projects!

    ~ Ashley


    1. Kristi Post author

      You are SUPER sweet Ashley! I’m thrilled I was able to inspire you to find a way to love your lamps too! Thanks for popping by and have a lovely week!


      1. Meredith Wouters

        Gorgeous! I always cringe when I see those old brass lamps at thrift stores, because they seem like a lot of work to update, but yours looks easy and totally worth it! (Pinned from the Bloggers Brags party)


        1. Kristi Post author

          Thank you SO much Meredith! They were too sentimental to get rid of, but definitely needed an update and I’m so thrilled with how they turned out! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely week!!!


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