I picked up this beauty at the thrift store for a total of 5 buckaroos! That's what I'm talking about!
Beautiful right? Not so much. I picked up this lamp becuase I loved the chunky curves. I knew that I could easily spray paint it any color I wanted. As you can see, I already put a plastic bag over the electrical parts. I didn't sand or anything. Just sprayed right over it and I only gave it one coat!
Doesn't spray paint make such a huge difference? Glossy black, you are my new love :)
Now for the feminine part, the lampshade. Is it sad that I spent more on the lampshade than on the actual lamp? I bought the shade for about $14 at Wal-Mart. This was my first ever lampshade redo and I knew I wanted to go with a drum shade. The word on the street was that drum shades are much easier to recover. It was pretty easy but it didn't turn out perfect. There are a few puckers and the lining on the inside is a little uneven but overall I LOVE it. Since the color of the room is a bit masculine, I added a few rosettes to feminine it up a bit.
I think the rosettes are just what it needed! They are actually very simple to make. I read a few tutorials and just kind of made up my own way. I didn't sew them at all. A hot glue gun is all you need! I went with a grey fabric to tie in with the room and I knew that the white rosettes would pop against the color.
Oh.my.goodness. I just love it!!
Isn't she beautiful all lit up?
I didn't think I could love a lamp this much :)