Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Try It Tuesday-Lamp Makeover...

Hold up...don't throw out that lamp that just might not be fitting into your decor right now! You're all..."I can't stand looking at it for another day" and I'm all..."It's so easy to transform your lamps to get some more life out of them." Man, I had grown so tired of mine and seeing their cords hang off of the back of my end tables certainly didn't help their cause. Unfortunately, I don't have floor outlets and after 4 years I had to come up with a solution of not seeing bright yellow cords hanging off the back of my tables. I also just couldn't stand the thought of giving these away quite yet since they were a little pricey and not quite old enough to part with. After seeing the Morten Lamp from West Elm I ran to Home Depot to pick up spray paint and asked my husband for some help in transforming these babies. Here's our lamp makeover...
Before lamp and cord
First we spray painted the lamp bases with Rust-Oleum metallic oil rubbed bronze.  
He used a 1" bit to drill a hole in my table so I could drop the cord through to hide it.
 There's no going back now...
Check it out...
Hidden cord...
My "new" lamps within hours and for the cost of one can of spray paint! 
I'm so happy with them and love when they are lit at night!


  1. Wow what a good DIY - the lamp looks so good!


  2. Really neat makeover!

  3. Looks great and fits into your decor so much better!

  4. Tracey M9:13 AM

    Love it! Great idea. :)

  5. Anonymous2:22 PM

    I am so loving this DIY. Simple, straight to the point, and effective. Love it.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  6. Ok I love the way this turned out! I always get new stuff instead of reworking items I already have.. I need to remember there are other options!

  7. Such a smart idea to hide the cord! Spray paint changes everything. Love the shape of the lamp.

  8. Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! I am so glad I decided to keep these lamps ;)

  9. Great post and inspo! The lamp looks really cool!
    xx Elle

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  10. Very nicely done! Definitely a better look. More calm without any text on it.


  11. This looks fantastic! Love how you remade it!

  12. Oh my gosh - that looks so good!! I wish I was that crafty!
    xo Emily

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