Talk about an easy way to make a big change in your room decor! I was thrilled to find out just how easy it was to update a lamp base with spray paint.
If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve set into motion the dominos of updating/refreshing/finishing our guest bedroom. The bedroom received a major facelift last year when it received new bedding and was painted. I went with a traditional toile bedskirt and cream matelasse coverlet. But I didn’t do anything else in the room. It desperately needed artwork and general refreshing. Enter the plate wall! I accumulated several red transferware plates and mounted them in a rather un-traditional and asymmetrical way to break up the traditional feel of the room.
To the left of the bed in this photo is a nightstand which has, for many years, been the home to one of my grandmother’s lamps. I’m one of those people who like to have things in my home with history, opting for that over brand new and this lamp is one of those.
I remember this lamp gracing my grandmother’s nightstand when she lived with us. That nightstand’s bottom drawer also alway housed a treasure stash of Brach’s Spearmint Leaves that my grandmother, and I, so loved.
So while I would never take this lamp to Goodwill, it really has never been ‘my style’ which is why it’s been relegated to the heretofore catch-all known as ‘the guest room.’
Unfortunately, when I got it in my mind to give this room some much need love, this lamp didn’t quite figure into the mix. In my mind I was thinking a clear acrylic or lucite lamp to further balance the traditional, so I started looking that way. However, a funny thing happened on the way to a lucite lamp…I found these lamps online:
I started wondering if I could paint Grandma’s lamp…hmm…. If that worked, Grandma’s lamp could still be a part of the room, but in a reincarnated and refreshed body! From previous posts, you know that I’ll spray paint just about anything, as shown here and here as just a few examples.
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I think Grandma would be thrilled that her lamp is still with me, 4o years later.
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