Monday, September 19, 2011

New Life for an Old Lamp

I mentioned a few posts ago that we held a garage sale at my in-laws the other weekend.

It was a two-day affair and by the end of day two, a pair of these lamps (marked at only .50 cents each!) hadn't sold. I couldn't believe it.

I thought for sure they were quickly going to be snatched up by someone else who saw what I saw: potential beyond their tired wood and brass facade.

But alas, no takers. I tried to pay my mother-in-law $1 to take them home with me. She wouldn't allow it (you're the best Nance!) and so they were mine...


I spray painted them (primer first, then 2 coats of glossy white) and topped each with linen-like shades that I already owned.


My only cost: $4.50 for the can of glossy white spray paint from JoAnn Fabric(used a coupon). That's right, 2 lamps for $4.50. AND I still have half the can left for a future project.

Now THAT'S economical home decor! :)

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