Revamp an Old Floor Lamp Into Something Much More Colourful

Easy
Last week I transformed a dreary old floor lamp with spray paints into a colourful statement piece. This project was so easy and didn't require any specialist skills; as long as you can shake a can of spray paint you can revamp a lamp.
All you need is an old floor lamp, I bought mine really cheaply from a local auction house. The electrics are very easy to update, it's just like changing a plug and you can get all you need from a local DIY store.
To revamp the stand and the lampshade I just used acrylic spray paints in lots of colours.
Firstly I sprayed the stand with 2 coats of copper paint. I also removed the lampshade and sprayed the inside with 2 coats of copper paint.
I then covered the newly sprayed insides with paper to protect them. The lampshade was in 8 sections so I decided that I would spray it 8 different colours in a rainbow effect.
I sprayed each section one at a time making sure that the other bits of the lampshade was covered with newspaper and masking tape. I gave each section 2 coats.
To add a bit more fun detail to my lamp I painted a rainbow stripe on the stand, and made some pompoms in the colours of the rainbow for the trim. More details can be found on my blog.
Claire at Pillarboxblue
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Go
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
Comments
Join the conversation
2 of 4 comments
  • TwoCrochet Hooks TwoCrochet Hooks on Feb 05, 2016
    love this and oh how I wish I had a lamp somewhere I could do this too! I will be keeping an eye out at the thrift stores and yardsales. I can figure out where to put it after I make it!!

  • Claire at Pillarboxblue Claire at Pillarboxblue on Feb 05, 2016
    Thank you ! It shouldn't be too hard to find a lamp like this I think they are pretty common.

Next