So I loved everything about this lamp from Z Gallerie...well almost everything. I could do without the $149 price tag.
I figured I could replicate my own on a budget. I just needed to hunt down the right lamp base, and I knew the shade would be an easy find.
I spotted this heavy brass beauty at a thrift shop.
Definitely in dire need of a makeover.
It also came with a dingy, dirty shade that was entirely too small for the base. That quickly made its way into the trash.
I picked up a new classic white drum shade at Target. Gotta love Tarjay.
I picked up a can of Krylon Ocean Breeze. Love this color!
Be sure to spray light, even coats to your surface. Spraying it too thick will cause bubbling and cracking. I sprayed multiple light coats and had no issues with the paint crackling. I was left with a smooth, glossy, professional-looking finish.
With the help of some refreshing aqua paint, this is what my lamp looked like after.
Ahhhhh, much better.
Sure there are some differences, but c'mon, it's a thrift store find for cryin' out loud.
I think it's pretty fabulous myself.
Lesson learned: Don't disregard an ugly piece at the thrift store. It could be a diamond in the rough!
Here's the breakdown:
New Shade: $14.99
Total Cost: $28.22
That's a far cry from $149!
I hope this project has inspired you to head on over to your local thrift shop and start recreating your dream lamp! Have fun!