Old Lamps Made New

So, last week I promised to show you pictures of my new-old-lamp sitting in all it’s apple green glory on my nightstand.  The old brass lamp I’d found at my local Goodwill was spray painted and ready for it’s big moment….but was surrounded by piles of books, laundry, mismatched pillowcases, several backpacks, and a thick layer of dust.  Yep, that was the sad state of my bedroom, last week.  Thank goodness I got around to making our master bedroom bright and shiny again over the weekend.  Now I’ll show you the pictures.

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became this?

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Anatomy of a Lamp

Remember this lamp?  It started out as a vintage brass lamp I found gathering dust in the lighting section of Goodwill.  The shade was found at a Goodwill on the other side of town, slightly damaged but with its Target sticker still attached.  I brought them both home, sprayed the lamp down with Rustoleum, turned the damaged part of the shade to the wall, and voila–I had the perfect bedside lamp for my master bedroom, for less than $10.  (You can read more about how I redecorated my master bedroom with Goodwill finds HERE.)

The only problem was, I had an identical bedside table flanking the other side of my bed.  And it didn’t have an apple green lamp.  Things were looking slightly unbalanced.  So I kept my eyes open for another lamp.  I didn’t want an exact match–this bedroom happens to be pretty matchy-matchy as it is.  My aim was balance.

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