Friday, 6 February 2015
Pink to silver, lamp DIY makeover
Hello friends! Over the Christmas holidays, I did a DIY makeover on two lamps I had purchased at a thrift store.
While I was at the thrift store, I found a great selection of lamps.
There was a great selection of sizes and shapes. I then saw this pair of lamps. I thought the shape had a lot of potential, but I hated the color.
I paid a visit to Canadian Tire, and picked out some spray paint.
A couple of coats later, here was the end result.
The knick-knacks are all thrifted too.
As hard as I tried, I couldn't find two decent, secondhand lampshades, so I bought new ones at Walmart. They're kinda boring (bleah!), but my choices were limited.
Cost of project:
lamps, 2 for $7.50 each $15
1 can of spray paint $5.75 (including tax)
2 lampshades, 2 for $8 each $18.40 (including tax)
Total cost $39.15 for both lamps. I know that I could have bought cheaper, new lamps at Walmart - but these lamps have some heft and quality to them. And they are exactly what I wanted.
Isn't the silver penguin cute? He was a $2 thrift store find from 2014.
happy thrifting ;)