How to repurpose a lamp


We recently did some decorating for my daughters room and I just could not spend anymore time looking and paying for new things.

 I looked in our attic and found a lamp just sitting there gold in it’s glory. I thought to myself why can’t I just spray paint it and get a new lamp shade.
I was impressed with the results but thought I would go a little further and embellish the lampshade with some fringe. This is where your under budget can get over budget. Fortunately this trim only cost $8.00 a yard so it was affordable.

I was also pricing desk chairs and was amazed that a child’s chair was over 200 dollars. I went to an antique store that does alot of the refurbishing already, called Through the Garden’s Gate, and found this hot pink chair. It was obviously once a different color but a fresh coat of paint and it is a new piece of furniture. More importantly, it was sturdy and only 60 dollars. A new fabric seat for $10 and we have a brand new look.



Also from the same antique store I found this refinished chest for my bathroom a year ago. Much cheaper than something off the market plus I am saving some trees!!

Next time you are in the market for a new furniture or accessory item, look in your own house or second handstore and think outside the box. What will this piece of furniture look like in a new color!!


  1. i have that same chest in my lil girls room..but its turquiose..i also found it at a lil antique store..i just thought that was cool to see someone else with the same piece of furniture..seeyas

  2. Great Tips! Through The Garden Gate is one of my favorite haunts. Kudos for trash to treasure and thanks for the advice

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