Thrift Store Lamp – From Drab to Fab!

I love going to the thrift store. There is one so close to my house that it’s dangerous. I could go there every day!

(This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more info.)

There are so many treasures to be found at the thrift store. They don’t really look like treasures, but with a little bit of work you can make it one.

Lamps are one of my favorite things to buy from the thrift store. They are cheap there! With a coat of paint and a new lamp shade you can have a treasure for way less money than buying a new one.

There was a lamp from Crate & Barrel that I loved. One thing I didn’t love was the price.

Crate & Barrel Lamp

As much as I liked the lamp I wasn’t about to drop $400 on it. Instead, I let that lamp be my inspiration. What I really liked was the “deep bronze patina finish” of the lamp. So I headed over to Lowes to grab some spray paint.

I used Rust-Oleum Hammered Dark Bronze spray paint. I love the way it turned out!

I’m getting a little ahead of myself. The first thing I actually bought was the lamp. $9.99 from the thrift store.

DIY Thrift Store Lamp 7

Isn’t she pretty!?

The first thing I needed to do was clean the lamp really well. There were a lot of areas that dust could easily collect. Once it was clean I taped up the areas I didn’t want paint getting, mainly the light bulb area and the cord.

Next I took the lamp outside to spray paint it. I laid down some cardboard and put the lamp on it, far away from anything that paint could get on.

DIY Thrift Store Lamp 6

I did the first coat and it covered the lamp really well. I let it dry for 1 hour then added a second coat, just to be safe.

I picked up a new lamp shade from Target for $15. The total cost of this lamp was $30. That’s $370 cheaper than the inspiration lamp!!

I love the way the lamp turned out!

DIY Thrift Store Lamp 2

thankstopinterest.com

 

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply