Lamp It Up- DIY Remodel

Look at my lamp redo, updo, remake, remodel!  I took a shabby worn out lamp that we had here and turned it from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.

Here she is “Before“:

Ugly Lamp Before 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

I know this lamp would have said, “Yeah, but you took my photo in the worst lighting.” And I would have said, “Honey, there is no lighting that could have helped you.”

Lamp Before 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

 

The shade was just deteriorating:IMG 4282 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

 

Okay, so first my daughters helped me clean the old lamp which was pretty dusty:

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And some more cleaning:

IMG 4292 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

 

Here we go! We got some spray paint at Lowe’s and a new lamp shade at Target:

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Satin Whipped Apricot Spray Paint.  That sounds so good it’s making me hungry:

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The lamp is ready to paint:

Lamp down to paint 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

Here is my daughter starting the spray painting.  Don’t forget to do this in a really well ventilated area with a respirator mask.  The fumes are incredibly strong:

Start of Spraying the lamp 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

More Painting:

Lamp more spray paint 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

Finished!:

Lamp Finished Spray Paint 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

 

The new lampshade is on:

 

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Full view:

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My youngest daughter and the new lamp:

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Here they are side by side, Before and After:

Before and After Lamp collage 1 Lamp It Up DIY Remodel

Comments

  1. Hey Krizzi- Kids that dust??? Now that is something you need to write a how to on! :) I love the new look of the site and I always enjoy checking it out- it helps motivate me to fix things up around my place and it gives me great ideas on how to do it.

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