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Desk Lamp revival

Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy Friday, friends!  I've said it before and I'll say it again -- sometimes it's the simple things that make the biggest impact.  Today I am sharing how I took a 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, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold

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

I got this desk lamp from Target many many years ago.  And until a handful of months ago, it worked just perfectly in my green office space.  Now that I am updating the room with whites, it sticks out.  I'm trying 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

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!  Peeps, it's waaaaay easier than painters tape.  Painter's tape rocks on walls and when you need crisp clean lines, but for projects like this with crazy shapes, foil is the way to go.

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

I'm currently so in love with *Flat White spray paint.  I adore it's dull matte look.  

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

Enter painter's tape for some nice crisp lines. 

And of course, my favorite *gold foil paint pen.

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

I also painted the handle and switch in gold.

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

I could hardly believe this little guy was green underneath.

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

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

My mini office + guest room projects to date (with links at the bottom):
Desk Lamp revival, Delineate Your Dwelling #office #light #white #gold

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15 comments:

  1. Such a simple but amazing transformation! Love it :)

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  2. Very simple and a perfect update! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love it, Amy!!! It's so fresh and modern now!

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  4. Ok Amy, You just inspired me. I have a black desk lamp that have been trying to figure out what to do with it. Really pretty transformation.

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  5. Fun little transformation! I have a desk lamp that's waiting to be refreshed with some spray paint:-) Pinning!

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  6. Such an easy, beautiful update!

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  7. Love the updated look of the lamp. Pinning. Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives

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  8. The white paint looks great, then you add that little flash of gold and it looks even better!

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  9. 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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  10. I love what you did to the lamp! The gold accent looks awesome!!

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  11. So elegant with that little extra bit of gold too!
    Thanks Amy for sharing your lamp makeover with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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  12. So tastefully done as always!
    Thanks (from me too) for linking up at Project Inspire{d}, will be featuring you this Monday!

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  13. 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!!!

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  14. This is AWESOME! So simple and modern! You will be my feature on Thursday STYLE this week :) I want this guy to live on my desk :)

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