Brass Lamp Makeover

Well, we’re *almost* done with the kitchen makeover I mentioned in one of my blog posts last week. Just a few more finishing touches and it’ll be ready to go! I look forward to sharing a post about the whole makeover very soon, but today, I thought I’d share a quick little lamp makeover idea. The lamp will be going into the newly-designed kitchen on Sunday, so next time you see it, it’ll be part of a room reveal post- yahoo!

Let me start this lamp re-vamp by saying, I’ve got a things for old metal lamps. Tin, brass…you name it- I seem to always gravitate towards them at flea markets and second hand shops. Some of them are fine the way they are, and some of them are fun to spruce up. Like this one I spotted at J & G in Prattville last week:

Old Brass Lamp

I snatched it up with a quickness! I had some left over oil-rubbed bronze spray paint from a previous project at home…

Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint

…and with the addition of a new $7 shade from Lowes, it was lookin’ like new in no time!

Oil Rubbed Bronze Lamp Makeover | The Lettered Cottage copy

And here’s the lamp shade tip du jour: I looked at Walmart, Home Depot and Target before finding the kind of shade I needed. Lowes was the only one that carried small shades that clip to the top of the lightbulb…not the bottom.

I love hunting for lamps that have an industrial edge to them, and the elements that make up this one give it so much “mechanical personality”, don’t you think?

Old Brass Lamp Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

Not too feminine, not too masculine. Perfect for a family-friendly desk space in the kitchen, and I can’t wait to show it to you in it’s new home SOON!

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