Lamps are some of the easiest decor items to save money on with a bit of creativity. Sometimes just paint can transform an old lamp into something you love. Then there are those magical transformations that become personal style statements, all for very little money.
A Pottery Barn look that I like is a very large wine bottle that you wire up with an inexpensive lamp kit. Drill a hole in the bottom for the wire with a ceramic drill bit. You can fill the bottle with just about anything: coffee beans, pebbles, marbles, whatever you like that will fit through the neck of the bottle. I wish I could fit a bunch of wine corks through to look really cool!
If you have an old lamp or can find a lamp at a thrift shop, you can have at it! Paint, paper, brass rings, fabric, all sorts of things can change a boring lamp into something very chic and fun or drop dead gorgeous.
Click the title of this post to link to Pinterest. You can click on any of the photos of the lamps for tutorials/directions. Whether you want a conversation piece or a work of art, you can find inspiration here!
I think I like the lamp base they spray painted with a mirror finish, but it doesn’t quite fit my decor. (I’m trying to think what else I could use that spray paint for!) I kind of like the upside down bird cage as a chandelier! Which ones do you like?
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UPDATE: I think I know what to use that mirror finish spray paint on now. I’d like to use it on some kind of fake gourds, nuts, and pumpkins for Fall decor. It could make some nice Christmas tree ornaments; possibly it would work for giving a new finish to older ornaments that have lost paint. Hmmm . . . then there’s New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day & Fourth of July decor. I think I
need want a can of this!