|Laminate office furniture|
In an attempt to brighten things up, and personalize my office a little more, I decided to grab a cheap lamp (it was actually free) and give it a new life! When I got this lamp I wasn't sure if worked, I thought I might have to rewire it... BUT, luckily it turned on when I got it home and plugged it in!
However, much like the laminate furniture the gold/bronze was not doing it for me. Since I can't change my furniture I decided to spray paint my lamp for a quick makeover. This was a quick and easy as my candlestick redo!
|Lamp before makeover :)|
The first thing I did was take care of the lampshade. There was a layer of plastic inside the lampshade that I needed to remove because it was very cracked (hey, beggars can't be choosers).
All I had to do was take the shade out to our patio and crack the rest off. This took less than 5 minutes!
Next, I taped off the top of the lamp where the bulb goes and where the cord meets the lamp base.
Once that was done, I wiped down the lamp and used some extra spray paint I had laying around to change the color.
After a few coats I was done! Here is a final picture of my lamp in its natural environment, on my desk. :)