Repurposed lamps are a great way to save money and still get the look you were hoping for. By doing this and saving a few dollars can make all the difference in the world. Over the past few months of transforming our home. We were able to splurge on some items, because we saved here and there. We splurged on higher priced items such as furniture, but for accessories we’ve repurposed a lot of items.
I haven’t bought lamps in a long time. Being oblivious to how expensive lamps are I was shocked when I saw the price for these Arden Blue Glass Twist Column Table Lamps, I fell in love with on Amazon. But for $100.00 that was way out of my price range. Knowing the design I had in mind, I needed to put my thrifting skills to use and find similar lamp and repurpose it.
Living in Las Vegas, we are pretty fortunate. We have lots of thrift stores. I pop in weekly and see what they have.
When I came across this lamps, I knew I had to buy them. What a steal for $8.00 each! (If you are leery about buying a thrift store lamp, don’t be. Most thrift stores have light bulbs and electrical outlets and you can test your lamp, ensure that it works before purchasing it.)
On these lamps, the gold trim was very outdated but I knew I could take the lamp apart and spray painted the base and trim pieces. The color and product I used was a can of Krylon Brushed Metallic Aerosol Spray in Satin Nickel Finish. I actually purchased mine at Hobby Lobby so I could use the 40% off coupon. Making my total cost $4.18. But if you don’t have one near you, I’ve linked the product at Amazon.
Now for the more expensive items. The lampshades. These were even more expensive than the lamps. I found some at Target on sale for $14.98. I have to admit, I got a little impatient and decided to purchase these new. After weeks of looking for two clean white undamaged lampshades at the thrift store and turning up with nothing. I felt my time was better spent – by purchasing new ones.
Lastly I purchased two Brushed Nickel Lamp Finial at Lowes. Save time and order them for store pickup. That way you won’t be looking all around the store for them. A great price at only $2.98.
Here is the final image. I think they look just as good as my designer inspired lamps.
Lamp $8.00 x 2 = $16.00
Spray paint $4.18
Lampshade $14.98 x 2 = $29.96
Lamp Finial $2.98 x 2 = $5.96
Making each lamp $28.05 each.
I love being able to repurpose things. Definitely making this a better way to spend our money. It took some work but overall, these repurposed lamps turned out amazing!
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