Up-Cycled Lamps For the Novice DIYer

A few weeks ago my parents were in town for a visit. I had a pretty extensive “daddy to-do list.” One of the projects my dad completed was changing out the light fixture in my dining room. I opted for the Natural Gourd Drum Pendant Ceiling Light Fixture by Dot & Bo. I loved the ambiance of my new light fixture, but I’ll be honest, it was not nearly as bright as my previous light.


With that, I started shopping around for two table lamps. I searched stores and browsed the internet, but, could not find anything that I liked. As a last resort, I decided that I would take on a do-it-yourself project. I am not big on do-it-yourself projects or crafts, but I figured this project would be simple enough.

My first stop was at my local thrift store, Providence Ministries. I found these lamp bases for $3.99 apiece.


Next, I taped my lamp bases with Frogtape Brand Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape.

Once I had the lamp bases taped, I primed them with Krylon Color Master Primer in All-Purpose Gray.



After the primer dried, I sprayed the lamp bases with Rust-oleum Universal Advanced Formula Paint and Primer in Gloss White and let them dry for 24 hours.



While my lamps were drying, I picked up two linen lamp shades from Bargain Hunt for $10 apiece. I definitely hit the jack pot. Oftentimes stores of the such, are hit or miss.
I’m so pleased with how this project turned out.



As I previously stated, I’m not big on do-it-yourself projects, but the simplicity and ease of using the Krylon and Rust-oleum products made it a breeze and did I mention the project cost less than $50?

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