Saturday, May 18, 2013

White Lamps

I bought some cute white lamps for Rebekah's room when she was a kid. Her room was seafoam green with floral chintz curtains. It was similar to the room at the link
Source: Pinterest 
I put one of her old lamps in my room when I was trying to banish some of the gold. 
It's an old milk glass lamp that I got at an antique mall. I liked the white so much that I decided to try spray painting the bedside lamps.

When we got our new bed three years ago. I ran out to Walmart to get something for the nightstands. I got a set of 3 lamps for a ridiculous $49.00. I always thought they would be temporary until we found some others but I never got around to replacing them.
 I used the same thing that I used on my thrift store lamp. RustOLeum in Semigloss white. 
Instead of taping off the cords and the sockets I covered with them with tin foil.
It was so much easier than taping everything off. I knew I would need new shades but didn't want to buy them until I knew the lamps would look good.

I was pleased with the result so I again ran up to Walmart for new shades.

I found these darling shades for only $10 each. 
I love the way that white paint defines the details of the lamps. 
I love their clean lines and classic column detail.
I don't think I could have gotten one new lamp let alone 2 for $20.00 and some paint.
Bill loves the white shade. 
It's easier to read with it lighter. 

I love them. I think the room is pulled together. 
I love them so much, I am off to do some more for the dining room. 
Have a great day,
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  1. Love your blog, Katie! It's a bit uncanny that so many things you post are relevant to things I'm thinking about. I have lamps just like these that I bought "temporarily" 12 years ago, and I was thinking of painting antique gold or black. Love the way yours came out! Your room looks so pretty and peaceful.

  2. What a great way to freshen a lamp! I have a few that need a little face lift. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.