Before & After: A Brassy to Classy Lamp Re-do

updated May 6, 2019
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

When Alissa received this lamp as a hand-me-down from her grandparents, she loved the shape but not the dated brassy finish. Spray paint and a little imagination to the rescue!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

I see what Alissa means about the shape of this lamp — now that it’s painted! I admit that I was too distracted by the old brassy finish on the lamp to appreciate its finer qualities! Now that its been painted white I love it — especially that tall finial!

Of course, the lamp got more than just a coat of paint. Alissa also gave the lampshade a facelift. With a little tracing paper, fabric, and spray adhesive, Alissa was able to transform the old shade into a perfect topper for the newly handsome lamp.

Alissa blogged about the lamp project, including a wonderful little tutorial on recovering a lampsahde with fabric, on her blog: 33 Shades of Green.