I have a pretty easy lamp makeover to share with you today. This is another project for my Office Makeover.
Originally I had this plain, ugly, black 3 light lamp that I recieved for free a few years ago. I never really used it, because I never had a space for it. I think it sat in the garage the entire time we lived in Austin.
When we moved to our home in November, I brought it up to my office. It was nice to be able to have a little bit of task lighting in the evenings, versus turning on the ceiling light.
It served a function, but what sort of designer would I be if function was it’s only purpose? I had to make it pretty too.
That’s where my trusty gold and white spray paints came to the rescue. I quickly gave the whole lamp a few coats of flat white paint. Once it was completely dry, I taped off the back parts of the actual lamps, and covered the pole areas surrounding it with plastic (to save on tape)
You get a better idea in the picture.
I only wanted the front part of the lamps to be gold, and didn’t want to get any gold splatter anywhere else.
Once I had 2 coats of gold on, I let it completely dry again.
Here is the finished product!
Am I right?
Now it can offer my important task lighting, but it’s not an eye sore stuck in the corner of the room.
And, since it was a free lamp, and I already had the paint from other projects, it cost me $0. My FAVORITE kind of transformation.
If you enjoyed this lamp makeover, be sure to check out some of my other office projects:
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