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Goodwill Lamp Redo

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Happy Friday!  
Today I am going to share a lamp that was super fun and easy to make 
beautiful again!  
 It was a Goodwill find.  When I saw it, it immediately went into my cart, not a second thought about it.  It was a breeze to “fix up” too!
This doesn’t look like a Goodwill find, does it?


Renew a Goodwill Lamp


Here is what I did…
I painted Annie Sloan “Old White” all over the body, super easy, right?  
 Then took Annie Sloan dark wax and voila… it was done!


 Goodwill Lamp

The lampshade is from JoAnn’s with the adhesive already on the shade.  I like this option so I can add the right fabric for the look I am going for.  The directions are a breeze to follow. 

Voila… that was done!  
 Super easy!


Renew a Goodwill Lamp


Here is the “before”… 



I am sure the brass was a ‘beaut’ in the day, but today she’s looking much better, 
don’t you think?


Renew a Goodwill Lamp


 I hope this inspires you to go check out your local thrift shop 
and transform something!
If you happened to notice the chair and desk in this post, those details
will be coming soon!

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  • Betsy@ coastal-colors

    Who would have thought this brass lamp could be transformed! It’s gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this amazing transformation!

    January 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • Betsy@ coastal-colors

    Angie, I just posted a link to your blog ( I hope you don’t mind. I just love this post, your blog and projects!

    January 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • Angie

    Thanks so much Betsy! I appreciate you posting a link to our blog. I visit you often and love what you are doing too! I hope to see you soon and see all of your fabulous pieces in person.

    January 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • High Street Cottage

    Hi Angie, I’m joining your blog via Betsy’s she was kind enough to share your link. What a lovely lamp! I did a similar finish years ago, it’s in our bedroom, but we’re changing it out after 10 years. But I still love the finish, and plan to keep it perhaps in a new room. Yours is just gorgeous! I can’t imagine why anyone buys anything new nowadays.
    Happy to be your newest follower, tami

    January 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life

    I love the transformation!!!


    January 7, 2012 at 11:50 pm Reply
  • Angie

    Thanks Tami and Dee! I agree, I enjoy buying the worn out pieces and making them look great! Sure gives you the chance to be creative and decorate without breaking the bank.
    Thanks for following!

    January 8, 2012 at 9:32 am Reply
  • Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    Gorgeous transformation,Angie! I never think of painting metals with the chalk paint and obviously it adheres well. I found your blog through Betsy.

    January 8, 2012 at 10:16 am Reply
  • NanaDiana

    GREAT makeover. I am your newest follower-coming over from Betsy at Coastal Home- Hugs- Diana

    January 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm Reply
  • NanaDiana

    PS-Pop yourself over to Debbie Doos blog-she is hosting a newcomer party and they are going to eat you up with this project. Your followers will jump up like crazy~ xo Diana

    January 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm Reply
  • Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest

    Oh my gosh, well done!! I cannot even believe that transformation- WOW!!!!!

    I really need to quite being afraid to try painting something. Really.

    Pop over to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphasis Monday, too – you need to show this off to many bloggers!

    You are an inspiration!!!!!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:50 am Reply

    Thank you! Yes, get out that paint, if I can do it… so can you!

    Thanks for the info., I will check out Metamorphasis Monday.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • pink*cherub*moon

    So beautiful and just my style! You wouldn’t believe that there was cheesy brass undeneath that gorgeous paint and wax! Yes, I did notice the desk and chair – will be looking for details on those too! Glad I found you through Debbiedoo’s Newbie Party! I’m now a follower! Hugs, Leena

    January 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm Reply
  • Terri @ A Creative Princess

    How simple to turn out so beautiful! Oh, and I love your window in the picture! I’m a sucker for old windows! I would love for you to link up Thursday (actually it starts tonight) to It’s a Party!

    January 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm Reply
  • Laura Strohm

    That looks great. I did one just like it. It looks like that was a Stiffel lamp. Thanks for the tip on finding Lampshades at Joann’s. I will check them out. I hope they are cheaper than what I have paid at target.
    Lampshades are not cheap.

    April 28, 2014 at 10:37 am Reply
    • Angie

      Thanks Laura! I also have found some amazing deals on lampshades at Home Goods, you may want to check them out too. Lampshades aren’t cheap, so it’s always nice to find a designer look for the fraction of the price. 🙂

      April 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm Reply
  • Cynthia

    Lampshades also at goodwill..

    March 5, 2015 at 12:55 am Reply
  • Judy Milostan

    Found 2 lamps for master bedroom, love the design but need to paint them. Want to use a “darker shade” of the pillow on the bed which is a “soft” green/blue, as the under tone, and Old White on top….then rubbing some of the white paint off to bring out the darker shade of the green/blue color. How do I get the darker shade if I can only find the lighter which is the robins egg color? Thanks

    December 31, 2015 at 1:17 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Hi Judy, your idea about the lamps sound like they will be beautiful. I would suggest heading to a stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. They have so much experience with the paints and how colors from the line work together. You could then bring in your pillow and they could help you create the color you are looking for.

      January 6, 2016 at 7:46 am Reply
  • Irene Garib

    Awesome transformation! We are definitely inspired by your creativity!

    September 26, 2018 at 12:31 am Reply
    • Angie

      Thank you, Irene!

      October 2, 2018 at 7:49 pm Reply
  • Julie

    I just bought a lamp from a thrift store because it had a really nice shade. I just found the solution for the base. Thank you much!

    October 1, 2018 at 2:20 am Reply
    • Angie

      That’s great, Julie! Best of luck with your project.

      October 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm Reply
  • Liisa

    The lamp looks perfect!! What an improvement 🙂
    For the complete novice, did you let the Old White dry first before putting on the dark wax? How did you go about applying the dark wax – do you dry brush it on and then wipe it off? Thanks so much for your help!

    October 26, 2019 at 5:10 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Hi Liisa, Thank you so much! This project was completed so many years ago, however, I believe I let the Old White dry first. It dries quickly. Then I applied the white wax rubbing off almost immediately until I achieved the look I was going for. You have given me an idea though… I will try to give a more thorough post about how I did this in the coming year. I hope this helps.

      December 19, 2019 at 9:00 pm Reply

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