I love when I find something with good bones at the thrift shop. Recently while cruising the aisles of Goodwill I stumbled upon this ceramic gray lamp. It had a nice shape and was just the size I wanted for the sofa table in our living room.
In a few simple steps, and for NO cost, I was able to transform it from drab to fab! 🙂
Gray and with no shade.
 I started by simply covering the important bits with a leftover Target bag and packaging tape. This way no paint would get onto them and ruin the lamp.


After a few coats of leftover Valspar spray paint, it was looking like this! I also added the shade from the lamp in our master bedroom. I’ve been looking for a more colorful shade in that spot, so it was great that I was able to use the other shade for this project.


Looking good, but it’s missing something…
 After adding the shade, I was loving how the lamp looked. But, I felt it was missing something. I rummaged around in my craft supplies and found some yellow ribbon. I wrapped it around the top and bottom of the shade, adding drops of hot glue as I went. I am LOVING the final result! 🙂


This is one of the simplest projects I’ve ever done and it’s created such a big impact on our living room! I never realize how desperately we needed a table lamp until we had one.
Isn’t it great when you can remake something for nothing and it turns out exactly how you envisioned it? 
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