From Grandmother's Old Lamp to Chic Beautiful Lamp!
I pulled this old lamp that belonged to my Grandmother out of storage and had to decide if I was taking it to Goodwill or giving it a makeover. I'm beyond thrilled that I chose the makeover! My sister actually gave it to me as a sort of joke because we both thought it was so ugly but couldn't bear to get rid of it. I stored it for years but it's not a joke anymore!
I carefully disassembled the entire lamp including the wiring. I have never posted a project before so I didn't think about posting until I was finished which of course means there aren't pictures of the process.
There were two large metal pieces and one small wooden separator that needed to be painted. I chose Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint & Primer in One in the "oil rubbed bronze" color. I wore plastic gloves while I sprayed so I could turn and twist the pieces to make certain all nooks and crannies were covered without getting paint on my hands.
I had previously seen a similar project that showed the inside of the glass piece painted with glass paint, but I decided this lamp already had a lot going on and kept the glass clear. I'm so glad I did!
I bought a new wire kit for it and the challenging part was the fact that it's a hurricane lamp and I had to figure out how to properly wire to make both lights work correctly. So I solicited the help of my husband and he did the re-wire work for me :)
I re-assembled all the pieces, then bought a pretty drum shaped shade from Lowe's, and VOILA!
I will never look at an old, ugly lamp the same way again!
- Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint & Primer in One in the "oil rubbed bronze" color (Lowe's)
- New re-wiring kit for hurricane lamps (Lowe's)
- News paper to spray paint on
- Chinet paper plates to put the two large freshly painted pieces on to dry.
Published April 10th, 2017 9:36 AM