I shared awhile back about the lamp in my living room that I hate. Well, here's another lamp redo that I think turned out quite a bit better! Hubby and I have actually been working on the nursery for some time, and I've been planning it for even longer :) I have a cute little table that I'm going to use beside a chair in there and I knew I wanted a cute little, tiny lamp that was fun, but not baby-ish. I'm not doing a lot of baby-ish in this nursery. No little Winnie the Poohs or cute cartoony jungle animals. That's just not us. And I want it to be able to function pretty well past the baby stage as is.
Anyway! I was looking for this cute little lamp to put in there, and low and behold, my mother-in-law just happened to have a tiny touch lamp that she wanted to get rid of! Now, I'm not generally a fan of this style, but I thought I could paint the base and maybe find a new shade with some interest to it.
Why didn't I take a before shot with the whole lamp? No idea. This was probably three months ago, and I just don't know what was running through my head at the moment! But you'll see it in the after shots.
So I took the lamp, measured to see how big of a shade I needed, and went to the store......to find that you can't find a shade that attaches at the top in the size I needed, which I believe was chandelier size. And the way this lamp is made, there's no converting it. So, after much frustration, I came to the conclusion that I had to work with the shade that came with it. Lovely little bird pattern and all.
So I dug out my old buddy, spray paint. Ah, the wonders it can work. At first, I wasn't sure what to do with the glass panels in the shade. I wasn't sure they'd paint well. But I gave it a try, and they actually did great!
There's that pretty base! I love the shape of it and how awesome it looks painted a bright color! I'm not sure about the glass panels. They might be too white and plain. I was thinking I could tape them off and paint some stripes or chevrons or something, if I don't like it once I get it in the room.
I also love that pretty, scrolly finial. I think it looks so antique.
So there's my little nursery lamp redo. I will warn you, in case anyone wants to attempt this, when the light is on, that little bird pattern on the glass pieces does show through a little. I'm not sure if that would be fixed by painting them a darker color or not. Personally, it doesn't bother me at all. And, I'm excited to say, the touch feature still functions just fine through the paint!