Lamp Before & After #2

by Melissa

My daughter’s 5th birthday is in just over a month and for part of her birthday I am redoing her room with some new decor. She’s never had a lamp in her room so I thought I would bargain hunt around and see if I could find one on the cheap to makeover.

I found this fun lamp at Goodwill for $6. It’s actually a little higher than I would normally pay for a thrifty lamp but I loved the style so it was worth the 6 bucks. 🙂

As much I thought it was cute white it just wasn’t the right color for her room so I took off to Lowe’s and picked up some pink spray paint and turned it into this.

(don’t mind the dust, haha)
I picked up the lamp shade at Target.
Here is a close up of the design. It’s like the old milk glass style. Love it!

What I liked most about this lamp was that it had a little tray so that my daughter could put some of her fave jewelry pieces, you know hello kitty and barbie, of course.

I’ll post a full room makeover post when I finally get it all redecorated. I’ll also have another lamp before and after #3 soon as I plan to also redo my living room lamps. 🙂 Spray paint, I love it.


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Deny July 19, 2012 - 2:50 PM

Love that lamp, looks much better pink!

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:40 PM

Thanks Deny! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Carrie Barron July 19, 2012 - 7:34 PM

Stupendous! I also like that it has that milk glass styling to it. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Carrie
http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:40 PM

🙂 I love the milk glass style. It was cute white but just not really little girl friendly.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Athena at Minervas Garden July 19, 2012 - 11:03 PM

Hi Melissa: This is so pretty in pink! I like it a lot.

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:41 PM

Thanks hun!

xoxo,
Melissa

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Just Simply Live July 19, 2012 - 11:24 PM

Wow that is so adorable.

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:41 PM

Thanks! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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A Proverbs 31 Wife July 20, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Perfect for a little girl! I’m sure she loved it 🙂

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:41 PM

She did! 🙂 Now we just need to get everything else pulled together.

xoxo,
Melissa

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April S. July 20, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Found you on Frugal Fridays and I’m your newest follower. Love the lamp!

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:42 PM

Thanks April and thanks so much for following.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Emma July 20, 2012 - 3:27 PM

Love the lamp! May have to make a thrift store run today…

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:43 PM

You can find some ugly lamps with great bones at thrift stores for a great price and all they really need is some TLC and spray paint.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Debi July 20, 2012 - 4:41 PM

This is so cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/surf-spray-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:43 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by Debi. I will definitely stop by your blog and link up. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Lisa Hogan July 20, 2012 - 7:41 PM

I love old milk glass lamps and have revamped a few myself. They are classic and remind me of Grandma’s house, but in a good way. Love the pink.

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Melissa July 20, 2012 - 7:44 PM

I rarely see any to be honest so when I found this one I was pretty excited. I don’t have a lot of places for extra lamps so it worked out that it was small enough for a little girls room. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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~ Liz ~ July 22, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hi Melissa, thanks for coming by and leaving me a comment at Quirky Vistas. That’s how I found you. Love what you did with this lamp. I can’t wait to see your full room reveal.
Liz

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Melissa July 23, 2012 - 9:02 PM

Thanks so much Liz! Hopefully I will have it all done within the next couple of weeks.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Donna Wilkes July 23, 2012 - 3:23 PM

Came over from Gunny Sack. Darling pink lamp – I didn’t think you could paint these. Great idea!

Distressed Donna Down Home

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Melissa July 23, 2012 - 9:03 PM

You can pretty much paint anything with a little bit of prep beforehand and the right paint. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Ashleigh July 24, 2012 - 6:09 AM

I also came over from Gunny Sack… That lamp is absolutely precious!
I linked up a Sea Glass Jar DIY.
Ashleigh @ Live Gorgeously

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Melissa July 25, 2012 - 12:54 AM

Thanks so much for stopping by Ashleight. I will have to go check out your sea glass jar. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Kristen July 24, 2012 - 6:12 PM

So cute!

Kristen @ Home Sweet Healthy Home

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Melissa July 25, 2012 - 12:54 AM

Thanks hun! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin July 25, 2012 - 2:32 PM

Well, isn’t she the cutest little lamp! Nicely done. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Southern Lovely. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope to see you at the bash! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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Melissa July 26, 2012 - 1:31 PM

I will definitely stop by and share the lamp. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Monica July 25, 2012 - 3:05 PM

I LOVE thrifting!! That is a great lamp and much better pink! Great job….now I want to go check out my favorite thrift store to hunt for treasures 😉 You just got a new follower!

http://mommysordinarymagic.blogspot.com

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Melissa July 26, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Thrifting is one of my fave things to do. I love shopping and thrifting just helps that fix on the cheap. haha! Plus, I have to hunt for my finds and not just go to one store and pick out a bunch of stuff right away. Thanks so much for following.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Judy July 25, 2012 - 10:43 PM

I love that lamp in pink. It’s going to be perfect for her room. I’d love for you to come and share this at my link party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

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Melissa July 26, 2012 - 1:51 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll definitely come by and share it at your link up.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Debt Free Mommy July 26, 2012 - 4:14 PM

That’s such a cute lamp! What a great girl’s room addition. Thanks for linking up at Making Space Mondays. I hope to see you again next week. -Tabitha

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eyefull photography July 27, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Is there any identifying marking on the lamp for web searches :)) Love it!

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Melissa July 30, 2012 - 8:02 PM

Nope, no markings.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Tonia L July 28, 2012 - 3:13 AM

So cute! I love how it turned out!

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Melissa July 30, 2012 - 8:03 PM

Thanks!

xoxo,
Melissa

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Brandi July 30, 2012 - 12:44 AM

Such a cute makeover! I love it!

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Melissa July 30, 2012 - 8:04 PM

Thanks hun!

xoxo,
Melissa

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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin July 30, 2012 - 3:52 AM

Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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Jocie@TheBetterHalf June 21, 2013 - 7:59 PM

so fun and i think $6 was a steal! 🙂
Thanks for much for linking up to support Habitat. Good luck and hope to see you back next week!

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