from brassy to classy! another lamp redo

My husband shakes his head when I bring home another grungy old lamp, but how can I not when repainting a lamp is sooo easy! You’ve all seen these ones right? They’re everywhere…grandma’s house, the goodwill, value village, garage sales..that iconic dusty rose and brass lamp. It’s not the prettiest to start with but she’s got good curves so it’s easy to bring her back to life with some glossy spray paint.

Wiped it down…

added 2 coats of spray paint…

and done!

 I love the glossy white Rustoleum primer + paint in 1  since you don’t have to worry about doing a separate primer coat first. The easier the better ;)

Any other mamas been working on DIY projects over the summer?

About Amanda

Amanda Robinson is the eco-chic, green living, fitness loving mom behind Natural Mommie. Since 2009, Amanda Robinson has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their homes without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about design, wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. In addition to Natural Mommie, Amanda is also the owner and designer behind Top Knot Style - a beautiful collection of handmade oversized luxury knitwear.

17 thoughts on “from brassy to classy! another lamp redo

  1. Eeek! I love it. Thanks for the paint + primer spray paint tip too! (And do we have the same headboard?)

    1. We bought it at the superstore about 7 or 8 years ago! Was surprised to find a king size headboard there!

  2. Wow – awesome! So I’m always swamped in about a zillion DIY projects… but this looks so fast that I would assuredly get it done – that’s like a 1 hour project and looks fabulous! You have me thinking about all the brass ceiling light fixtures at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store now too…. hmmm….. I see lamps in my future!

    1. Definitely give it a go! I’m usually done 2 lamps in under a half hour (not including shopping for new shades obviously!) which is the best part! I’m always on the hunt for stuff like this!

    1. Thanks Soozie! So simple and I LOVE that I can easily change it up when I’m bored. Wouldn’t feel the same if I forked over $75 for just 1 lamp!

  3. Look at that gorgeous lamp redo!
    I love how simple and easy it was to give that lamp a face lift :)

    I’m currently working on a mode podge picture frame for my boyfriend and my anniversary this Friday; I forgot how much I love being crafty!

    1. Handmade gifts are the sweetest :) I love being crafty…just need a *bit* more time!

  4. Gorgeous! Now you’ve got me thinking about painting lamps ;). Love it.

    I found you via ANMJ, mama bag picks.


  5. I love the lamp! The lampshade looks like burlap with a little bit of sheen. Did you make it?

  6. Agh! Great idea! Been needing a really cheap lamp but nothing was up to my standards!
    Can’t believe I didn’t think of this!! Love it!

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