I Love Makeovers

Via: The City Sage
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Please see the full post @ the The City Sage

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When hunting for thrift lamps, look for one with a great shape; don’t worry about the finish as paint will cover any surface flaws. I chose flat white spray paint to mimic the look of white ceramic, and I buffed with extra fine sandpaper between coats. I was lucky to find lamps with shades that were easy to recover using fabric and spray adhesive. If your shade can’t be salvaged, you can buy a new one or make your own for a reasonable price.

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Here's a play by play on the re-do. Please feel free to let me know in the comments section if you'd like more detailed instructions. Oh, and one last tip when shopping for lighting at thrift stores: bring a lightbulb with you. Plug in the lamp. Make sure it works. Mine does not.


  1. knackstudio

    hey, I saw this on apartment therapy!! Congrats!! The lamps are AWESOME!!

    My trouble would come when trying to add the fabric to the shade .......

  2. knackstudio

    oops ... I just realized that these were actually done by city sage ( if I would have just looked at the link you had !) .... but nonetheless great post!!:)


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