From Goofy to Grand: 5 Easy Lamp Makeovers

 Cheapy lamp makeover. White spray paint (around $4.00) + fabric ($1.50 a yard at Walmart) = Under $6 for the total. And I am sure you can find a lovely lamp like this 70s beauty at any thrift store for cheap cheap as well. We had it at work in an old closet. lol

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I’m beholding some very goofy lamps out there all ripe for makeovers. Thank goodness for spray paint!

Tiff’s makeover, pictured above, cost less than six dollars to complete. Before it looked heavy and rather masculine. After…not so much.

We get a two-fer with Brook’s makeover. She, too, chose to paint this brass lamp white. The shade, which she had on hand, was a little to ‘blah’ for her, so she added rosettes to it. I particularly like the combination of textures.



The quintessential ‘ginger pot’ lamp. They were everywhere back in the ’80’s, and they all looked pretty much the same. Kiki transformed her pink ginger pot into a one-of-a-kind creation with some yellow spray paint and paint markers from Michael’s. Darling.

created at: 02/06/2012

Shannon found this brassy lamp for a schmeazily $2.50 at Goodwill. A shot of spray paint and now it looks marvelous. I particularly like how it picks up the blue in the pillows.


Our final makeover might be a bit controversial. Natalie bought two of these very vintage-y lamps for $3.99 each. She decided to shoot them with flat black. Fifteen minutes later, this is what the lamps look like now:

Vintage or not, that flat, black finish looks excellent.