Lamp Makeovers

I love to spruce up old pieces of furniture. Giving things in my home a makeover has been a lot cheaper than buying new furniture.

I owned these two lamps for several years, but was only using one of them in my bedroom.

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As you can see they are both old and kind of dusty. I contemplated for a couple of days about what to do with them. Then I remembered that I had some left over acrylic paint and spray paint that would look great on the lamps.

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Before I began painting, I made sure to clean the lamps with a wet rag to remove any dirt or dust

I painted the base of the lamps with the Looking Glass spray paint.

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I used white acrylic paint on the lampshades. This is my first time using acrylic paint on fabric. I had no idea how it would turn out, but I didn’t want to spend any extra money on buying fabric paint.

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It took me about five coats of paint to fully cover the lampshades. The bigger lampshade took the most paint because it was hard to cover up the gold and brown print.


After the paint dried, I began adding pearl beads to the lampshades using Tacky Glue.

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I let the lampshades sit for about 24 hours before handling them again. I wanted to make sure all the beads were completely dry.

Here are the finished lamps:

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I’m pleased with how the lamps turned out. It’s always nice to give something old a fresh new look instead of just throwing it away. What are some pieces of furniture in your home that could use a makeover? Please comment and share!


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