Inside My Dollhouse
Do-It-Yourself Lamps

Anyone who knows me defintely knows that I love a good deal whether it’s coupoons, a thrift store or just a regular old sale. Lately I’ve become obsessed with refurbishing low price items to make them look like a million bucks.

Do-It-Yourself Lamps is one of my first official projects for my home. I found this project on Better Homes & Gardens YouTube page:


Being young and far from rich, saving money is one of my favorite hobbies. Take a look below and see how I re-designed a pair of awful looking lamps into fabulous show pieces!


I found these lamps at a local thrift store at $3.78 for the set!


Here’s the Krylon Primer and Metallic spray paint I used for the lamps. They were $3.47 a can at Walmart and I purchased the painter’s tape at Home Depot for $3.78.


I spray painted the lamps in a well ventilated area, the porch. I also allowed them to dry for several minutes.



The finished product! I purchased the lamp shades at Ross for $5.99 each!

My Project Cost:

(2) Lamps = $3.78

(2) Krylon spray paint = $6.94

(2) Energy saving bulbs = $7.62

(1) Painters tape = $3.78

(2) Lamp Shades = $12.94

TOTAL: $35.06 / $18.00 per lamp