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!)