Horchow Inspired, Lamp Makeover

I enjoy shopping second hand stores and finding treasures I can use in my home. In the past I have found so much and saved a lot of money. Of course there are times when I walk in and find nothing, but on a recent trip I was genuinely surprised by the selection. I found this pineapple gold leaf lamp. What immediately caught my attention was its unique appearance. After doing a quick search online I found a similar lamp priced much higher than the $20 I paid. The lamp online is brass, mine is not, therefore I had no problems painting over the finish.
I found the perfect lampshade at Target. Target Never Disappoints!
After taping the lamp off, I sprayed it yellow. No primer needed this time!
Yellow suits her so well!
I love this lamp with its new look. There's nothing better than finding used treasures then turning them into something new!

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1 question
  • Nan12572325
    on May 18, 2018

    Can you paint lamp shades?

    what kind of paint do you recommend if so!! Tk you

    • Brandi
      on May 18, 2018

      Hi Nancy! I think spray paint would work! Try using several light coats, allowing each coat to dry in between. Good luck with your project.

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  • Jenny
    on Sep 18, 2019

    I love the lampshade and you’re lovely bright colours. I was hoping for a stencil tutorial in the shade! I’ll keep looking! 😊

    • Brandi
      on Sep 18, 2019

      Hi Jenny! Thank you so much for your kind comment. I purchased the lampshade that way from Target years ago.

  • Mary McDonald
    on Sep 28, 2020

    Lucky you, finding a gem like that! Looks nice and simple and cute.

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