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Shades of Blue Lamp Makeover

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It may not officially be summer on the calendar, but it sure is summer here! I felt it spray painting today's thrift store makeover for our monthly group!

We just returned from a trip of a lifetime to Italy. I can't wait to share it all with you in the weeks to come. It was so much better that I even dreamed.

Today's project was inspired by the ceiling in our hotel room in Rome. It was beautifully painted. I'm having major technical issues with my computer today so I'm going to try to get a photo added to this post of the ceiling later today. 

Shades of Blue Lamp Makeover

Before photo of Shades of Blue Lamp Makeover.

I found this lamp a while back in one of our local thrift stores. I love the shape, not so much the peeling decoupage and dirty shade. I peeled off the decoupage and had to sand it a little bit.

Shades of Blue Thrift Store lamp Makeover with stencil!

I picked up the perfect little burlap shade in Lowes. I like the contrast against the all white spray paint.

Shades of Blue Thrift Store lamp Makeover with stencil!

With artist brushes I painted the rim around the base and the top in a pretty blue-green paint. I painted 2 coats. I went across the top edge here with a very fine brush. I didn't want to tape for a crisp line. I wanted a hand painted look. 

Shades of Blue Thrift Store lamp Makeover with stencil!

I then taped a Martha Stewart stencil to the center front of the lamp.

Shades of Blue Thrift Store lamp Makeover with stencil!

I ever so lightly distressed the blue-green areas. 

Finally, I applied 2 coats of a satin spray sealer.

Shades of Blue Thrift Store lamp Makeover with stencil!

It's perfect in my daughter's bedroom makeover which is a work in progress. We purchased white Ikea panels before leaving for the trip, but haven't had a chance to install them yet. Can't wait to show you the room. It's getting close. Gone are the green walls….hello sophisticated gray for the farmhouse look she is after. Ashlyn will be going away to college in the fall so it will be nice for her to have something more grown-up looking to come home to. We are doing it on a big-time budget! 

Also on OSH!  Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeover

Shades of Blue Thrift Store lamp Makeover with stencil!

Shades of Blue Thrift Store lamp Makeover with stencil!

I love how the colors work with the floral pillow. It's a 3-way lamp perfect for reading. Best of all……I got her seal of approval. She loves it!

 

Shades of Blue Thrift Store lamp Makeover with stencil!

Be sure to check out the other projects from this month's round of thrift store makeovers! The links are below.

 

Gaudy Mirror Makeover

Vintage Drawer Shelf

Butterfly Wreath

Chalkpaint Frame Makeover

Blue Lamp Makeover

Painted Fabric Ottoman

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7 Comments

  1. Oh my Christy! I love everything about this makeover. I hadn’t seen those shades, and I agree it’s perfect for the new look of the lamp.

    pinned!

    gail

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