Double Lamp Revamp

Here are some before and afters of the lampish variety for you.  Both of these redos feature those overly ornate, cut-crystal lamps that previously seemed unsalvagable, unless you are some huge fan of excessively fussy decor, or an octogenarian.
But look how chic they can look! Lori at Bleak 2 Unique updated hers with glass paint on the crystals and the inside of the crystal base, added a satin-nickle spray paint over the brass, and topped it off with hip new shades.  I’m really digging this whole look.

And Paula from Vintage 2 Vogue saved this lucky lamp from the rabbit hole with vintage Alice in Wonderland fabric and a brightened base.  I love how all the fluffery (technical term) around the shade coordinates with the new paint job. I also am quite partial to Alice; that was my Halloween costume this year! What’s that? You’re dying to see a picture?  Well, I don’t kno— ok, OK!  Twist my arm! It’s HERE. (And it’s 99% Goodwill!)

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  1. oh…they turned out soooooo goood!!!!!

  2. The lamps look good, but the shades need to be lowered with smaller harps. Would be better proportioned.

  3. The lamps are enh (I’m not convinced). ; )

    But your costumes?! AWESOME!!!! Super dee duper CUTENESS!!

  4. What a brilliant idea to paint the glass! It gives a great update to the lamps!

  5. Okay — the costumes! Oh my! That’s the best version of the mad hatter and Alice I’ve ever seen!

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  7. how did/do you paint the inside of glass lamps?

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