Yep, I have another thrifted lamp base to share with you today. Don't worry, there will be at least one more.
Before I tell you how simple it is (again), to paint a lamp, I want to share with you the back story of these lamps. It just so happens to be my favorite thrift store adventure.
I have had these lamps for 4 years now, and I like them just as much as I did when I first got them. I spent SIX months consistently looking for a pair of lamps at thrift stores that I could make over. I was determined to find a deal on lamps. Patience is key, my friends.
I walked into a thrift store one day and saw this pair of lamps. I was immediately drawn to the shape and brass details. I picked one up and stared looking it over. A lady came up behind me (a little too close), and started talking about the lamps that I was looking at. I quickly grabbed the second one and put it in my cart. She said, "Are you getting those? They are beautiful." I said, "yes, ma'am, I am." She continued to follow me around the store to make sure that I was still going to get these lamps. It was kind of creepy.
I was headed to the checkout and someone came on the intercom,
and announced that all lamps were currently on SALE FOR $1 EACH! Major score!
I brought them home, cleaned them up, and taped off all the parts that I didn't want painted. I then painted a coat of spray primer, and a few thin coats of glossy, white spray paint. The finish has help up beautifully over the years.
This post is day 11 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.