guest contributor: oh, this old lamp?!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A big welcome to IHB guest contributor, Kimie. Read how she took a hand-me-down and turned it into a chic and modern piece for the family room.

I inherited this clay-colored lamp from my mom years ago. Its days of taking up space in the garage were numbered the minute I saw the post from Christian's blog, Bless Our Nest on Pinterest

After a quick trip to Home Depot to purchase spray paint (Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in the color leafy green and finish in satin), I got to work. A couple of pieces of tape and a few coats of spray paint, and she was almost complete! 

A new, modern shade really completed the look for me! I am so happy that I hung on to the lamp for so many years (literally, years), and now it's such an important focal point in our house!
Happy spray painting!! 


  1. That is a dramatic and chic lamp transformation, Debbie--I love the green hue that you picked. It's lively and fresh!

  2. This post inspired me to search for lamps at the thrift store!! Kimmie - your house is adorable and the revamped lamp fits in perfectly.