Lamp renovation



I was so bored of seeing this lamp everyday sitting on the secretory desk...its just so not my style. I could have gone out to look for a new one but that wouldn't be any fun but a renovation of the lamp would be. 

I had recently picked up this Ralph Lauren metallic paint on clearance for $3 and I thought I'd try it out and mix my own color and test it to see how it would look on the lamp.
By the way Home Depot isn't selling the Ralph Lauren paints anymore but you might one to check to see if they have any left on clearance, I got the glazing paint also for $3.

Here is the lamp before

Now the base of the lamp has a crack texture to it so I thought what could I do to make it smooth, I tried sanding it but it didn't help so I grab my wood filler

and rubbed it all over and  once dried I sanded it. 
It didn't completely make it smooth but I wasn't going for the perfect look.


Here it is now



now for my favorite part 
the shade


With some leftover fabric from the pillow I made for the living room I covered the shade with fabri-tac glue. Then I glued the trim on. I decided to space the trim and not have it directly on the edge. 

I love the colors in this fabric.

The trim looks black in the photos but its navy.


Now I can walk by the lamp and enjoy it more.

So one more time 
before
after


So all I need now is 2 drum shades for my hall table lamps and I already have fabric to cover them and hopefully I get those soon.

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note my side table is done and I'm waiting for the sun to shine through my living room for pictures! 




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