Two thrift store lamps, a glamorous makeover creating cohesion!

Apr 13 2018
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Two thrift store lamps get a glamorous makeover for my master bedroom! I found these lamps on two different weekends in two different stores and just knew I could make it look like they belonged together. Ever since I started working on my latest Master Bedroom Refresh (that you guys saw last week) it felt like I really needed taller and larger lamps to help balance out the headboard and the bed. After finding one of these lamps I knew I could find another that was similar and then I spotted it and it was only $3!

Two thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how to

I started out having spent only $11 for the two lamps when I realized why the last lamp I purchased was missing a shade and was only $3, the top of its harp was broken!

I could have made it work but I decided to take the opportunity to order a harp that would make the two lamps almost the same height so it really actually worked out for the better! (The new harp I purchased off of amazon was only $7.44)

Two thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how to

First I grabbed some leftover gloss black rustoleum and put two coats on the majority of the lamps. From there I made sure to protect the inside of the socket and I taped off the black.

I then painted the bases and the tops of the lamps in a Krylon chrome spray paint and honestly I couldn’t believe how much they looked alike!

Two thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how to

For $30 I purchased the two white bell shades from Walmart and then I took the finished lamps upstairs to my master.

All in I spent around $20 for for each lamp and that seems like a pretty good deal to me!

Two thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how to

Two thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how toTwo thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how to

I think they turned out really glamorous and like they belong together! Make sure to keep scrolling to see the other thrift store makeovers from the rest of the Farmhouse Hens.

Two thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how to

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18 Comments

  1. April 13, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Looks great in your bedroom! I love the walls in there too. Nice job, Tarah! Pinned.

    • April 13, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Thanks Stephanie, have a great weekend!

  2. April 13, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Your whole room looks wonderful Stephanie. You do a fantastic job of creating cohesion on a budget. I love the makeover. I am enjoying watching your blog evolve. In the background of some of the pictures, I see things that I remember you posting. Your home is coming together.

    • April 13, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you so much Leanna! Every little step feels like its becoming more me and more mine, next up the first floor!

  3. April 16, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Well done. More people should follow suit and decorate like that. The dollar can really be stretched

  4. April 17, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Beautiful! You would never guess they came from a thrift store. Nice job.

  5. April 17, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Those look great! Nice job!

    • April 17, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Thank you Rebecca, have a great week!!

  6. April 18, 2018 at 9:01 am

    You did a wonderful job, and the lamps perfectly match the rest of the decor.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

    • April 18, 2018 at 9:38 am

      Thank you so much Teresa, have a wonderful week!

  7. Lace Faerie
    April 18, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Wow! Those look really sharp! I’m glad to see this chrome paint in action, I really like the result. Had reservations about trying it thinking it would be too mirror like. I will definitely try it out!

    • April 19, 2018 at 8:09 am

      Hi Lace, it surprised me too! It kinda went on like liquid aluminum foil but dried far less shiny and it was really easy to work with!

  8. April 22, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I agree they are glamorous and I would add elegant with the black and silver! The price is a bargain because new lamps are super expensive. Love how they turned out. Your bedroom is so cozy. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. I look forward to your next project!

  9. May 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

    These lamps came out so great! They look very elegant and high end! Great update!

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