This past Saturday I went to my favorite yard sale of the year. Yes, of course I woke up early just to stand in line to get in the door! I went expecting to bring home a truck load of treasures just like last year, but I was disappointed in the amount of good junk. I did find one steal (or two) these ugly 1975 brass lamps were three dollars a piece.
I thought with a little spray paint and fabric they would be as good as new, an much cheaper than I could find cute lamps for any where else. I paid six dollars for spray paint, six dollars for spray adhesive and I dug out some fabric I had purchased at a fabric sale last year. Fifteen dollars and and hour later this is what I ended up with.
Not too shabby by my standards. I love them and that fact that I only spent fifteen dollars makes me love them even more! This was an incredibly easy project. I removed the old shades and light bulbs, stuffed paper towels in the holes where the bulbs go and gave them 2 coats of oil rubbed bronze spray paint. I rolled the shades along the fabric to make a template, and cut it out and used spray adhesive to adhere the fabric. Put it all back together and presto! This was a perfect project if you want instant gratification!