Double Lamp Revamp

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!)



  1. December 6, 2011 / 9:13 PM

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

  2. December 6, 2011 / 9:38 PM

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

  3. December 6, 2011 / 9:50 PM

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

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

  4. December 7, 2011 / 12:14 AM

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

  5. December 7, 2011 / 5:57 PM

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

  6. May 2, 2013 / 10:27 AM

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

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