I’ve wanted some matching lamps for my new nightstands, I found these simple vintage lamps for $12 each at the thrift store, and gave them a spray paint makeover to match my decor. Materials and instructions after the jump…
- Vintage lamps
- Spray Primer
- Gloss Spray Paint
- New lamp shades
1. Tape. I wanted to spray paint the brass parts at the bottom and the top but I left the lap socket paint free since it’ll be covered by the shade by taping it with blue tape. I also covered about the first 12″ of the cord coming out of the base with tape so I wouldn’t get paint on it.
2. Prime. Since this was my first time spray painting ceramics, I decided to spray two light coats of primer to make sure the paint stuck. Let the primer dry for 10 min between coats.
3. Paint. Do two coats of spray paint in the color of your choice. Let the paint dry 10 minutes between coats, then let the final coat dry an hour or two just to let it set.
4. Untape, put on a spiffy new shade and enjoy!
Paint Color: Valspar 85022 Gloss Frosty Berry Spray Paint
Shades: Target Restyle Room Essentials Small
Bed Spread: Ikea
Night Stands: Here