Desk Lamp revival

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest impact.  Today I am sharing how I took an old but perfectly fine and useable desk lamp and with a few swipes of spray paint gave it a new life!  I’m calling it my Desk Lamp Revival.
Desk Lamp Revival, Delineateyourdwelling.com
I got this desk lamp from Target many years ago and until a handful of months ago, it worked just perfectly in my green office space.  However, I am updating my office space with white walls, it really sticks out.  My goal for the room update is to repurpose items and not just go buy all new (even though that would be fun!).
Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold

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Desk Lamp | Aluminum Foil | Flat White spray paint | Painter’s Tape | Gold Foil Paint Pen

My first step was to wrap the cord, metal rod and the neck of the lamp in aluminum foil.  I shared this painting tip on my Updated Fan post and was surprised how many people loved this idea!  Friends, it’s so much easier than painters tape.  Painter’s tape is perfect on walls and is great when you need crisp clean lines.  However, for projects like this with circular shapes, foil is the way to go.

Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold

After covering with foil, I gave the lamp a nice even coat of my favorite spray paint, this Flat White spray paint.  I adore it’s dull matte look.

Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold
I then added some painter’s tape in a crescent shape along the lamp portion for some a crisp gold pop of interest.  I used a gold foil paint pen to fill in-between tape.
Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling
Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold

I also painted the handle and switch in gold… because gold!

Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold
I could hardly believe this little beauty of a lamp was underneath.
Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold
Have you ever transformed something like this?

Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold

 

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Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold

15 thoughts on “Desk Lamp revival

  1. Hey Amy! I just wanted to let you know that you are {once again!!!} this week’s MEGA Rockstar from Creativity Unleashed! Yay!

    I’will be shouting you out on all my social media outlets, adding you to my sidebar and will have tons of pins going up tonight on my biggest boards starting around 7:30EST.

    I’ll also be featuring you in my weekly newsletter on Thursday.

    I hope you get LOTS of love this week! You totally deserve it, girl!!!

  2. Hey there, Amy! I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your Desk Lamp Revival, and I’m featuring you as one of my Rockstars this week from Creativity Unleashed! {again, yay!}

    As a Rockstar you’re in the running for this week’s MEGA Rockstar! Grab your friends and come vote at http://www.theboldabode.com/2014/07/rockstars-creativity-unleashed-week-28.html

    The MEGA Rockstar gets loads of love including:

    1. Shout outs on all my social media houses.
    2. A bucket full of Pins to my biggest group boards
    3. A big sidebar ad proclaiming them the MEGA Rockstar of the week
    4. And a feature in my weekly newsletter!

    Congratulations and Good Luck!!!

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