Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Clear Glass Lamp Redo

I am so thrilled to share my latest thrift store find. This lovely pair of glass lamps were definitely from another decade. But I took one look at them and knew they could easily be updated and be really chic. In fact, I quickly grabbed them off the shelf at Goodwill before anyone else had any ideas. These lamps were MINE!

They had a thin film of amber-colored glass glaze that was flaking off. So I used a razor blade to scrape it all off the glass so they were completely clear.

Better already, right?

Then I took out the old wiring (I was worried about them being a fire hazard) and replaced them with new cords. I also spray painted the bases and all the metal pieces with a Rustoleum Satin Nickel spray paint. After reassembling I just popped on a new shade and BAM!

Can you believe that these lamps were only $10 a piece? Add another $11 for each lamp kit and $15 for the shade and you have a grand total of = $36 per lamp!! That's a lot easier on the wallet than this one from Pottery Barn for $199...

And that's just for the lamp base, folks.

Happy thrifting!


Corinne said...

They look great Kim!! Such a crafty sister i have :) -Corinne

Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

I LOVE them! You did a great job seeing their potential and giving them a new, chic life!!

Ariel Wilson said...

Wow, this lamp looks amazing. Though it looks like a bedside lamp, I think I can have it on my work table. I provide dissertation PowerPoint Presentation help and spend most of my time on my study table. I think I need to have it there. Lol, I was so lost in the aesthetic beauty of it that I couldn’t concentrate on the written content. Anyway, I will come to this post and read it again – once I am done with the current project – a presentation of course.

mickeyarthur said...

Wow, this hack gave the lamps a new look. My daughter also uses to do things like these at home and craft new creative things for our home d├ęcor. But these days, she is heavily loaded with academic essay writing work. For which, she said that “I need someone write my essay for me online” and I felt that. Because only after getting professional help she can get relaxed.