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May 10, 2010

A Spindle Lamp Revamp





I love Spindle Lamps! 

I was so excited the other day when I found an old brass spindle lamp from our local Habitat for Humanity Restore here in Charlotte...for just $5 dollars! 

Here's the "before" picture.  Ugh...that shiny brass had to go!


This lamp was in bad shape...below you can see the dings and scratches in the brass.  But with the overall spindle shape of the lamp, I knew there was potential.


Here I've got the cord taped off and the painting underway.  I used Krylon spray paint in Gloss Black and got to work spraying from all angles...paying close attention not to miss any areas in between the spindles.


 Once painted, I added a new textured bucket lamp shade from Target and this project was finished.



I gotta tell ya, I am lovin' our new updated lamp!  And this modern shade works great in our monochromatic family room too adding contrast and texture. 


Okay, I'm linkin' this fun lil' lamp revamp to these fabulous days:




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44 comments:

  1. It really looks great, Jane. And you can use just regular spray paint on brass? I do like it in black and I bought the same lamp shade at Target! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  2. So much better! I love that frame you have there too.

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  3. Gorgeous transformation!! :) I am on the lookout for one like that too!!

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  4. Love black spray paint. It looks incredible. I love the shade too. They look great together.

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  5. fabulous transformation!! love it!

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  6. It looks just super. Love the shiny black finish. Great lampshade too. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I love how it turned out! You gotta love spray paint :D

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  8. That looks soooo much better, Jane! I love the shade you chose for it, too!

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  9. Looks very good. I like black. The shade is great too.

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  10. Love it, and you are right it is perfect in your home!

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  11. Beautiful!! The revamp is perfect!
    And the shade really sets it off nicely!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. Looks great. I love that spray paint can be used on just about anything. Ummm...maybe a self tanner??? :)

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  13. Looks fabulous! Gotta love spray paint!

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  14. I am not keen on spindle lamps - but I must confess this one has lovely shape and detail.

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  15. The lamp looks GREAT! I've actually been seeing a lot of brass lamps lately and wondering how they would look spray painted. I guess the answer is FABULOUS! Off to the thrift store I will go!

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  16. Your lamp is so pretty in your room! What a fabulous find!

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  17. OMG we have 2 of those same leather chairs. Exactly the same one! We bought ours at Home Depot, and we love it!
    Your lamp looks great!

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  18. I'll have to show this to my husband, who keeps insisting that I can't paint the ugly brass lamp he won't get rid of!

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  19. Habitat stores are such a great resource, too, and a great cause to support. Nice project! I'd love you to share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday. Rory

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  20. It looks wonderful. Are there any special tips for spray painting brass like that?

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  21. Love it! It looks so much better. I'm going to go out and get myself some spray paint to go over my gold/brassy lamp bases. Thanks!

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  22. it is definitely time for that gross, shiny brass to GO! and your make-over is proof that there are far better options out there :) love your redo!

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  23. That is a beautiful lamp!!!! Great find!

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  24. This lamp is FF - freakin' fabulous! :) I've been trying to find a cheap lamp at Goodwill that I can re-vamp for our guestroom. I hope I can have as much luck as you!

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  25. Love those lamps! It looks great black with that burlap'ish shade... just perfect!

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  26. Ooooohhhhhhh, that is FAN-TASTIC!!!!!! Love it!

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  27. Potential - the word my husband hates and I love! It looks great though, and certainly worth a little elbow grease! Have a great week!

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  28. Much better, Jane! I love the black and burlap together.

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  30. A sophisticated revamp... she looks divine!

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  31. So Cute!!

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  32. A great makeover!! You would never guess that it was a tacky brass lamp in it's former life.

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  33. It looks brand spankin' new! Thanks so much for linking up to the Under $100 Linky Party!

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  34. This looks so good! You did a great job.

    Thanks for linking this up to A Little Creative Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  35. Looks great Jane! My Target never has pretty shades like that. :(

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  36. *gasp* This was exactly what I was looking to do with a lamp at home...THANK YOU!!! :)

    Just wanted to tell you that you have a new follower from NFF :)

    http://goobergrapemonkeyman.blogspot.com

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  37. What a fantastic project! A truly neat metamorphosis.

    It took 23 years to complete my most recent project. Come take a peek.

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  38. Great lamp revamp! so classy looking now. Marla

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  39. You truely did "find fabulous"! Thanks for sharing and see you next week! Rory

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