Black and Gold Lamp Makeover

Mark Montano loves Kate Spade’s aesthetic and was thinking of adding a few of her pieces to his décor. That is until he saw some of the prices – $570 for a lamp!?! No thanks! Instead, Mark turned a thrift store lamp into a Kate Spade look-a-like with just paint and gold foil dots from […Read More]

Orbital Floor Lamp–for $10!

Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} was not willing to pay $199 for a floor lamp for her teen’s bedroom. Instead, she improvised with items she already had to make her own. Here’s from Kathleen: “I used a vintage floor lamp I already had with an orb I already had and voila, an orbital […Read More]

Antique Gold Pharmacy Floor Lamp

Maria of August Joy Studios scored a bargain on a pharmacy lamp from her local furniture store. For only $30, she was okay with the fact that it wasn’t exactly the lamp she’d been envisioning and had plans to give it the metallic look she was after with Rub n’ Buff. While Maria encountered a […Read More]

Faux Marble Painted Lamp

Mark Montano gave a $5 dollar thrift store lamp a marbled look with his easy spray paint technique. This is a terrific way to get the marbled look without faux finishing skills. To give it a more polished look, Mark added a circular wooden plaque (painted metallic gold) to the base. He then topped it […Read More]

Abstract Art Painted Lampshade

Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling fell so in love with a colorful lamp shade from Land of Nod the moment she saw it. She says, “The colors and pattern spoke to me, but the price for a lamp shade did not! I was able to easily create a similar pattern on a thrifted lamp shade […Read More]

Double Gourd Lamp–from a Juice Bottle!

Valerie from Home Made Modern had been eyeing a trendy double gourd lamp from Lamps Plus for quite some time but couldn’t quite bring herself to pull the trigger on it. She had a candlestick lamp on her console table; however, it just wasn’t making the statement she wanted. Valerie found a way to turn […Read More]

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover with Chalk Paint

Jenny from Evolution of Style came across a couple of lamps that both boasted unique architectural bases, distressed finishes… and two hundred dollar price tags! She then came across a lamp base with a similar shape from Goodwill for only $4.99 and knew she could work some magic on it with chalk paint. Jenny layered two colors to create a beautiful weathered effect that also happens to remind me of Restoration Hardware’s delectable finishes.

pottery barn inspired lamp

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Spray Painted Sconces and Lamp Shades

Laura from Inspiration for Moms wanted to add some new lighting in her son’s updated bedroom for bedtime reading. She found just the look she wanted in some sconces from PB Teen and remembered that she happened to have some old sconces stored away. The only problem was that they were the wrong color and needed new shades. Nothing a little spray paint couldn’t handle! Laura ended up making her knockoff lighting for about $20 total, which is a savings of $350 from her inspiration!

painted sconces and shades

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