#makeovermonday / boring Rooms to Go lamps turned vintage chic

We’ve had these lamps from Rooms to Go for 13 glorious years.

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They came as part of a living room package and included white shades instead of those blue ones. The blue shades are from my grandmother, Glennie the Great, and I would guess they are close to 50 years old.

For years, I’ve wanted to paint the heavy black iron lamps white. The dark lamps on the dark book shelves is not enough contrast for my taste. And we all know how much I LOVE painting things white!

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First, I dismantled the shades and took the lamps outside to spray paint.

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I used this white Rust-oleum because honestly, that’s all we had in the garage.

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And oh by the way – it stops rust, just in case I need that quality for my lamps one day. Ha!

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It took all of 10 minutes to paint both lamps and yes, I did leave the light bulbs in.

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I left them outside to dry for about 35 minutes and in they came!

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Are you as in love with these vintage chic lamps as I am??

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I did not know what the words vintage chic even meant before writing this post. So naturally, I googled it and the images looked like my lamps. There you go!

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Do you have lamps in your home that don’t match your current taste? Grab a can of spray paint and transform them in 30 minutes or less! Worst thing that could happen? You don’t like it and you paint them again.

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4 comments

  1. I love your lamps! I have a pair of lamps that I want to paint, but haven’t gotten to them yet. I am pretty sure that it’s going to happen soon! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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