A couple of weeks ago on Instagram I shared a clip of a recent lamp makeover. It is one of three styles I’ve done in the past few months.
Here are three secondhand lamps, all changed slightly. Sometimes it can be switching a lamp harp (about $5 at a hardware store) a lamp shade or for others paint was used as well.
Homemade Chalk Paint + Baking Soda
This lamp was the perfect size and shape but I didn’t like the flower on it. I added a couple of coats of homemade chalk paint, mixed with a bit baking soda to add texture. I don’t love the baking soda ( I know this has been popular online for awhile) but I found it rubs off easily. Maybe I used too much and should have put a top coat on.
This is the room where the lamp is going. Below is how the table originally looked, first brown and in an earlier coat of blue paint.
These lamps were in excellent shape and all I did was switched to matching drum shades and did a white wash
Oversized Ceramic Lamps
This oversized ceramic lamp is my favourite. I loved the size, texture and colour of the base but not the way the shades sat up so high and the set wasn’t matching in height.
I wanted to keep the cost low and easily find the shades so I used ones from Home Depot and then changed the harp so the shade would sit lower.
These are in our bedroom on oversized nightstands.
My favourite projects are the ones that use creativity to reimagine something that already exists.
In an effort to reuse as much as possible I am now offering pillow covers made of boiled wool and soon linen.
The way that a coat of paint can change a room, so can switching pillow covers. These are made to work with existing cushion covers already in the home.
I have standard sizes available and can do custom as well. These materials pictures are all 100% linen and are available. More to come soon.