I love fun lamps. Recently I found some lamps that had potential, but needed a little lovin’.
A couple weeks ago I happened to be on a trip to a local dump with my husband, and I saw this beauty peeking out of the trash. I loved the green base and the pretty shape. My husband climbed over some garbage to rescue this piece for me.
I took it home and when I started to clean it up, the green color on the base literally wiped right off. So, that was a little disappointing, but the glass looked nice clear as well. I rewired the lamp (old wiring scares me) and painted it a pretty coral color. Then I topped it off with a pretty drum shade and then patted myself on the back for a job well done. I think it turned out great!
Later, Sarah and I found this set of lamps while on a trip to the lake. They were pretty beat up and dirty. But we knew they could look beautiful with a coat of paint. So, again I took these home, cleaned them up and sanded off the chipping paint and gave them a fresh coat of a lovely periwinkle spray paint. After the paint dried, I rewired them and added drum shades. Don’t they look gorgeous?
A little time invested in these discarded lamps gave them a new look and new life. I wish all of the lamps could live at my house!