you know you are a diy blogger when

That says it all.  It happened.  And now I get to fix up another lamp.  I LOVE lamp makeovers – they are the easiest project ever and you always get a bang for your buck.  Thrift shops have a never ending supply of old lamps just looking for another life.

However, in this case I went for my other favorite source:  THE CLEARANCE SHELVES.  (I’m not saying which store because I can’t give everything away.  My town is just too small.  LOL.  But once you see the lamp, you’ll probably know. )

Clearance shelves are THE BEST.  Who’s with me?!  They hold new styles but maybe they are a little scratched.  Stuff is cheap and might need a little love.  I ADORE clearance.  I live for the hunt, the find and the makeover.

Here’s the lamp I found for $15 on clearance, what a steal!  It’s cement and blue.   It is a GREAT lamp but it didn’t fit my space “as is.”  I knew I could make it work.

lamp before edited final

First I taped it off (plastic bags are the BEST for spray painting lamps):

Lamp taped final edited

Then all I did was prime it, spray paint it the new color and add a new lampshade.

lamp makeover

I mean – I don’t think it gets any easier and hubby is off the hook.  Life is good and we have a lamp again!

lamp lit final edited

For my other lamp makeovers, check out these posts:

PS:  Have you made over lamps?  Share with me here or on Facebook!


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