Easy 1 Hour Modern Lamp Makeover

Honeybear Lane
by Honeybear Lane
3 Materials
1 Hour

I had these two glass lamps which, with a little modern lamp makeover, were completely transformed and add just the right touch to my basement! And it was SO easy. I love being able to save money and reuse items. This is the simplest little revamp and you can do it to any old piece of decor!

Here’s the lamp when I started:

It’s a basic glass lamp, nothing special.

Tape bags over the tops

I cleaned them off and then used a long piece of Frog Tape to wrap around the center of the base. It’s not straight, which was the point and definitely made it easier.

After the initial tape was on, I wrapped a grocery bag around the top of the lamp base (I removed the shade and bulb of course) and then taped it on.

Spray paint

I used  this spray paint and sprayed the bottom of each lamp. Make sure to use even strokes in lighter coats to help prevent drips.


Once it was dry, I removed the tape and grocery bag and it was done! Simplest modern lamp makeover ever! I absolutely love how they look in this space.

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  • Karen Karen on Oct 10, 2020

    Do you have to do anything to the glass (cleaning) before you spray it?

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  • Kimberly Kimberly on Oct 12, 2021

    Love it-super cool and modern!

  • Katen Katen on Oct 10, 2022

    i love painting my lamps! They are expensive and hard to find the perfect shape/size even close to budget impossible. Thanks for sharing and inspiration