Colleen Jorgensen
Colleen Jorgensen
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  • Placerville, CA

Paisley Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

$1
5 Hours
Easy

Do you remember painting as a child? Have you ever watched your kids get totally lost in the moment when they paint?
That's what happened with this lamp. The price tag said $2 but the thrift store was having a 50% off sale.
paisley thrift store lamp makeover, crafts, lighting, painting, repurposing upcycling
Therapy-shmerapy, who needs it? I released my "inner child" for only a buck! (I had the paint on hand).
paisley thrift store lamp makeover, crafts, lighting, painting, repurposing upcycling
The obligatory "before" photo.
paisley thrift store lamp makeover, crafts, lighting, painting, repurposing upcycling
Using craft paint, it took 3-4 coats for complete coverage. The tiny bands of color allow you to work out all of your OCDish tendencies. All part of the therapy session.
paisley thrift store lamp makeover, crafts, lighting, painting, repurposing upcycling
A 'blank canvas' and a pencil, and I let the doodles flow.
paisley thrift store lamp makeover, crafts, lighting, painting, repurposing upcycling
To plan the colors, I outlined the shapes with colored Sharpies.
paisley thrift store lamp makeover, crafts, lighting, painting, repurposing upcycling
Then painted the pattern with craft paints.
paisley thrift store lamp makeover, crafts, lighting, painting, repurposing upcycling
Time-consuming, sure. But allowing myself the pleasure of doodling with color? Priceless.
Colleen Jorgensen

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  • Joanie
    on May 15, 2018

    These lamp makeovers are something!! This is just beautiful!!! I love your selection of colors and your art work of painting!!!

  • Wendy Spearman
    on May 16, 2018

    I love it!!! Great job!

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