Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover using gift wrap and spray paint

I love to take something that no longer looks stylish and make it new again.

This thrift store lamp makeover was perfect!

AND lamps are expensive…have you priced them lately?

I found this beauty a few years ago for about $5…She looked like this…

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover using gift wrap and spray paint-Before

ALL she needed was a little love and a few supplies.

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover using gift wrap and spray paint-Before

So I used one of my favorite kinds of paint for this thrift store lamp makeover…Spray Paint!  Krylon Metallic Brilliant Gold was the perfect shade of gold for this project.  It went on perfectly and covered directly over the ceramic lamp without primer.

Krylon Metallic Brilliant Gold

AND with some gift wrap and Mod Podge I already had at home…

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover using gift wrap and spray paint and mod podge

She was ready to shine again, in more ways than one 🙂

Since the gift wrap had stripes it was super easy to cut to size.

FYI…make sure you don’t use flimsy gift wrap paper, it works better with the glue if it is thick.

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover using gift wrap and spray paint and mod podge

I painted the glue on in small sections so that I wouldn’t accidentally stick down too much of the gift wrap.

This allows me the ability to press out any bumps that may pop up as I stick the paper to the glue.

This thrift store lamp makeover turned out WAY better than I had imagined and my daughter LOVES it in here newly decorated room.  Another thrift store lamp idea can be done by painting metal.

In fact, I always love a good spray paint project. So be sure to check out my 5 best thrift store buys to keep you project ready. You may just find a fun thrift store art to makeover.

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover using gift wrap and spray paint and mod podge

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover using gift wrap and spray paint and mod podge

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover-Gold Spray Paint-Mod Podge

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72 Comments

  1. Love stripes and your sweet lamp! Pinning:) Your foot stool is cute too! My vintage beachy dress form would look great in your room. Stop by and see:)

  2. What an awesome project. I really love what you have done and I am going to be needing to redo some lamps soon. I look forward to trying out your method!

  3. I usually get bubbles too if I add too much or try to go too fast. I tried to go slow on this one since it wasn’t just a craft project, 🙂

  4. I love it Sonya!! You did such a fab job with the mod Podge. I always get bubbles. I will have to try your trick next time and work in small areas. I think I always use too much too… Thinking more is better. Guess it is not in this case! Your lamp looks perfect, quite the transformation.

  5. Thanks Nancy! I kept a few things gold because I always loved it…now I’m back in style 🙂 Thanks for pinning!

  6. oh my, now that is a makeover! Much better. And you are making me want to use gold again. (I got rid of everything gold!lol)

    Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d]! Pinning!

    Nancy

  7. Never in a million years would I have thought to do that make over. It looks fantastic!!

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