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Updated Thrift Store Lamps

Last Updated on January 8, 2016 by Kristi Linauer

When I’m in a thrift store, I’m a sucker for a lamp with a pretty shape. It doesn’t matter what the current color is, or what crazy pattern is on the lamp. Why? Because all that’s needed to make that lamp “new” again is generally a coat (or two, or three) of spray paint in a fabulous color! Here’s the perfect example…

Barbara from “_blank”>A Mother And A Daughter found two similar lamps at a thrift store and completely changed the look of them with some bright yellow spray paint. After adding a few embellishments to the lamp shades, she had a pair of designer lamps at a fraction of the cost.

Those beautiful lamps started out looking like a thousand other thrift store lamps that can be had for just a few dollars each…

You can see more details of these updated thrift store lamps at A Mother And A Daughter.

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    March 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

    LOVE! Great color too.

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    Julie S
    April 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Yes, this is exactly what my next living room fix-up is going to be! Shall start trolling the thrift stores this week. I’m impressed with her ability to see the shape – two tone lamps throw me, though I can imagine an ugly single-color one in a different color.

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    February 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I just did something similiar to your lamps thanks for the idea! it adds a lot of detail for just a little bit of money! AWESOME!