Thrift Store Lamp Makeover!

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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.  

 Thrift Store Lamp Makeover with Americana Multi-surface paint by Decor Art

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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.  

Lamp Makeover- Americana Multi Surface Paint-

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.  

 Americana Multi Surface Paint- Lamp Makeover-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.

Guest Bedroom Makeover - Dry Brush paint technique

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.  

Lamp Makeover- Americana Multi Surface Paint- French Stencils I cut the stencils to manageable sizes so it is easier to tape them to my lampshade surface.  

Lamp Makeover with French Stencils - Americana Multi Surface Paint-

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.  

Guest Bedroom Makeover-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.    


Thrift Store Lamp Makeover


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