Last week I finally did the BIG reveal on my Guest Bedroom Makeover. So now I am ready to start showing some of the ways that I saved money by taking thrift store finds and turning them into my very own treasures. Today I am sharing my thrift store lamp makeover.
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This lamp I found at Goodwill for $5, well before I decided to makeover my guest bedroom with a french theme. I bought it with the intention of painting it and selling it at the shop. I decided it resembled the Eiffel tower so it was going to keep it for the bedroom.
My original plan was to decoupage the shade with the same paper that I used on the bedroom furniture. The shade was sitting in the wrong place at the wrong time and somehow managed to get a whole in it. (I won’t name names) Plan B: I purchased the new shade on clearance for $10. Since this shade was longer than the original, I needed to purchase a longer lamp harp which was $5.
I painted the base of the lamp with 2 coats of the Americana multi-surface in black satin. And lightly dry brushed with the silver metallic. These Americana multi-surface paints are available at Michael’s craft stores or click on the links for Amazon.
Next was the lamp shade. I used the stencils from the Americana Decor, French Living from Deco Art along with the silver metallic multi-surface paint.
I cut the stencils to manageable sizes so it is easier to tape them to my lampshade surface.
I carefully stenciled the french words on all 4 sides of the shade. I used the smallest size stencil brush and used the pouncing method, making sure not to overload the stencil brush with paint.
So my $5 thrift lamp turned into a French Treasure. Now I have a one of a kind French Inspired Eiffel Tower lamp. I looked online and saw some selling for $40 to $60. Make sure you visit the Decor Art multi-surface website for more crafting ideas and inspiration.