Lamp Transformations

by leanneja on March 16, 2010 · 30 comments

in Decorating,Refurbished

It’s the 1st Anniversary of Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage. Gina has asked up to link up our favorite transformation. Really, mine is any thing to do with spray paint, so here’s the lamps that were transformed.

You know I have a love for spray paint. Well, there’s good reason for that. The transformation can be incredible. Isn’t it wonderful what a little color can do to an ordinary item? I found all these lamps at the D.I. and Savers. These were $2 each at Savers.

Lamp Transformations 001 

I then found these lamp shades at Ross for only $2.99 each. They have a silver rim around the top and bottom.  

Lamp Transformations 004

These lamps were going to be perfect for our bedroom, once they were painted black. I had thought I would cover the shades, but once I put them on the lamps I knew they were perfect just the way they were. This is Hubby’s table. See that glass ball on the candle stick? It was a birthday gift from our son, Chris. 

Lamp Transformations 006

Here’s a close-up. The game is to get the golf ball on top of the tee. It’s harder than it sounds. 

Doug's Birthday 2010

Okay, back to the lamps. Here’s my table. Don’t they look great? I love them black. The total cost for both lamps is $10.

Lamp Transformations 005

I bought this lamp at the D.I. for $2. It’s the same as the ones I painted black.

Lamp Transformations 002

This time I painted it blue for the boys room. I already had the lamp shade in the basement and I’m not sure how much it cost when I bought it. I’m still thinking of what to do with the shade. I love this blue.

Lamp Transformations 009

This last one was bought at the D.I. for $3. It’s kind of a weird yellow creamy color, but I love the detail on it.  

Lamp Transformations 003 

It will be going in Emilee’s room (once I get the side table painted it’s going on). She loves this green and wants her desk painted the same color. This lamp shade was also in the basement and I’ll be doing something to it later. Isn’t it pretty?

Lamp Transformations 007  

I love the detail on the lamp. It’s going to look amazing in her room.

Lamp Transformations 008

So what do you think? Doesn’t a new color make such a huge difference? Isn’t it amazing you can transform something plain and inexpensive into something you exactly want with just a little paint? Yep, I love spray paint.    

I’m linking to:

Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking

Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville

Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Favorite Things Friday at A Few Of My Favorite Things

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Show and Tell at My Romantic Home

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge

Creative Cats at Poppies at Play

Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality

DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land

Lamp Categorically Crafting Show at Someday Crafts

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Pam @ Design Fanatic March 16, 2010 at 9:02 pm

The lamps look great! Hmmmm, after seeing your post I’m looking at a lamp in my bedroom that I might paint black.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} March 16, 2010 at 9:55 pm

They all look great! I love re-doing a find and making it special :)
If you were my neighbor, for sure I’d bring you treats! Mine always love to be the testers :)

Merri Ann March 17, 2010 at 4:01 am

I just love to spray paint things. It makes them look like new. My favorite transformations were 1. a shiny brass lamp that I made black 2. a ceiling fan that I took from shiny brass to a rusted brown. The store owner sold us the fan for 1/2 off … she couldn’t sell it because of the color.

Thanks for stopping by my blog … I’m so glad I found yours.

Creative Decor by Brooke March 17, 2010 at 6:59 am

Gotta love spray paint. The lamps look great, isn’t that a rush.
I finally posted about my bathroom oraganization that was inspired by you. You might want to check it out.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Brooke

Nati Girl March 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

Wow, awesome finds especially the lamp shades for $2.99 each! I need a Ross here…whaaaa…NG

Shayna March 17, 2010 at 8:58 am

Wow, these are gorgeous, love spray paint and it’s magical powers. Great job.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage March 17, 2010 at 9:16 am

Gorgeous lamps!! And great prices!! I love that last one! So pretty!!

Laurie March 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

What was the green color? Love, love, love it.

lucy March 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

fantastic! and yes, i love spray paint too!!

Tausha March 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Hey!
I love the lamps and the green one is darling! You were so right about the detail. I agree with your daughter-I too love the color!
So-I am kind of slow-but I noticed these are all from the di-so you are local utahn? I noticed that you do online organzing-do you also do in home stuff?
I would love to know more about you and your services. Would you mine shooting me an email:
sassygirlshop@comcast.net
thanks in advance! Hope I not being too nosy!

Someday Crafts March 18, 2010 at 12:21 am

I never find cool lamps like that at our DI! OUrs is so picked over every time I go!!!!!!!

Victoria March 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

They all turned out beautifully but I especially love the one you painted green!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking March 18, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Great deals on the lamps… LOVE how they all turned out!

Nita March 18, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I love that green lamp! It is super cute!

Carmen March 19, 2010 at 5:03 am

All of the lamps are so pretty. I just love getting lamps for cheap at the thrift store! I have been spray painting outside all week. The neighbors probably think I’m weird. haha

Hootin' Anni March 19, 2010 at 6:11 am

I swear on a stack of bibles, I never tire of visiting you for Show n Tell. You always have amazing entries.

My show n tell is HERE. I do hope you can find time to stop by and visit me. I’d love your company.

Have a super weekend.

barbara@hodge:podge March 19, 2010 at 8:12 am

I love your finds and what you did with them. I never bore of re-painting items to give them new life. Great job, they look fabulous!

Jessica Hills March 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

I really love that green lamp. I like that color green…Thanks for posting at Favorite Things Friday!

Gloria/Happy To Be March 19, 2010 at 9:25 am

Very nice great job on these…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jody Smith March 19, 2010 at 10:09 am

I love lamps! Those were great finds and they look really nice painted! That green one is really cute! Love the details!

Thanks for sharing,
Jody

Kim@cheapchichome March 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I agree they look great. You found such good deals. Cool golf ball, too.

Wendy @The Shabby Nest March 19, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Got to love spraypaint!! They all look great!!

Heather March 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm

They all look great. Love those shades you scored at Ross and your daughter’s lamp!

Sherry March 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Every one of those lamps look fantastic! I really like the green one.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Sherry

Wendy March 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm

They look great! And I love that green. I wouldnt have thought to look at Ross for lampshades. I need one for a lamp I found last year.

Kaysi @ Keeping It SImple March 22, 2010 at 10:46 am

Wow what a transformation!!

Coastal Charm March 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Awesome deals…incredible makeovers! Hope you have a FUN week:)

Blessings,
Linda

TammyM March 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Oh – this gives me a fabulous idea. I have an old lamp that I could redo and I lOVE spray paint too :)

Andy Porter March 25, 2010 at 5:55 am

I love lamp revamps. Maybe because it’s just fun to say, and maybe because lamps are so expensive that it’s a painful purchase. Great job!

Billie Monster August 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Amazing job on the lamps. I love the green one especially. :o)

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