My poor son has been reading in the dark for weeks.
OK, not really in the dark, but close. He was still using a small, toddler-size light by his bed, and it just wasn’t enough light for his late-night reading adventures.
I won’t leave you in the dark any longer! (Ha!) Here’s his new lamp:
So you can see how much better the scale is…
No more reading in the dark!
I know what you’re thinking…Pottery Barn Kids? Land of Nod? Where did she get that lamp?
Um, the Last Chance Thrift Store. For $6.99.
Here’s what it looked like before:
No shade, tarnished brass, but otherwise totally fine.
I gathered my supplies, including deglosser, white lacquer spray paint, tape, and some towels.
After deglossing the lamp and letting it dry for 10 minutes, I spray painted it. It took about three light coats to cover the brass. I took care to cover the socket and the cord.
I might have also worked on another project, too, while I was all spray-paintey.
To finish the lamp, I added a large shade from Ikea ($19.99) and some felt rounds to the bottom of the lamp to prevent scratching the night table.
So there you go…a new lamp for a grand total of $27.
No more reading in the dark.
Thanks for stopping by! What are you working on this weekend?