I hit up Goodwill once again on a hunt for a lamp. A cheap lamp that needed another chance of life! And I found her! (Yes, she's a a girl!) Sitting there lonely, banged up, paint chipping, silver grossness color and leaning without a lamp shade. Calling out to me...
I paid $2.00 for the lamp and a new little dress for her (the lampshade) was only a $1.00! And I LOVE her new dress! I didn't have to do a thing to the lamp shade! I already had a light bulb laying around so $3.00 for lamp! Ya can't beat that!
She was a little banged up at the bottom and leaning so I got out the hammer and hammered it back in where it was all jacked up looking and tightened it back up again. I knew I wanted it to be red (I have a red accent wall in my living room so I needed some more red to pop out in there somewhere) so I bought some red spray paint in Cherry Red and painted her all up with 3 different coats and then rubbed a Dark Walnut stain on it and rubbed it back off to give her a little more character and this is what it came out to be:
I Heart it!
This is what she looked like before:
Eek! Silvery grossness right here...
I bet the people who donated this didn't know she just needed some lovin' to her to make her brand new again!
I actually loved the red lamp so much that I was sitting there admiring my new one and looked at my other lamp that was in the living room, I didn't say a word, got up unplugged it, put her under my arms, walked outside and painted her up also! I mean why not??? Just picture her being gold before...
I added her on top of that new side table I did, and I just love the red on top of the brown color! It makes it pop out a little more! Perfection!
What do you all think?
I'm looking around my house seeing what else I can take outside and paint...I'm on a painting rampage and can't be stopped!
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Have a great day!!!