Wednesday, October 20, 2010

transforming old into "new"

Some of you have asked about the lamps in my new house since I mentioned that we had refurbished them in a previous post.  So, here are the details on these lamps:

The original lamps looked like this, but with really ugly, pleated, and dirty lampshades. (sorry mom)

Then we sprayed the bases with two coats of a metallic or mirrored silver spray paint.

Then I bought lamp shades from Target similar to this one (they don't have the ones I bought any more.  I actually had to go to 4 different Target stores to find the two I got.)
And the final product!  I love them!

I hope this inspires you to look around your home and freshen up an old item.

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