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My daughter came to me a few weeks ago and asked if I had a lamps he could have for her room. I didn’t so I started looking and lamps are pricey! I knew I could easily do a lamp makeover with a lamp from Goodwill. I went on half off day and found a gold lamp for $3 and a lampshade for $2 bringing my grand total to only $5! All it took was a little cleaning and some spray paint (of course)

Here is the before and after of my Goodwill lamp:

Project: Goodwill Lamp Makeover w/ Spraypaint


Lamp w/ Lamp Shade

Spray Paint

Paper Bag

Vinyl Flower

Here is what I used


Indoor/Outdoor Paint
Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze Spray Paint


Fusion for Plasticยฎ

Krylon Fusion Satin In Plum

Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze

Krylon Triple Thick Glaze


  1. Wipe away the lamp and shade from any dirt.
  2. Cover the cord with a paper lunch bag, also stuff a piece of paper bag in the socket to prevent any paint inside there.
  3. Spray the lamp with a coat, staying approx 8 inches back with a steady motion, allow to dry.
  4. Repeat with the shade.
  5. Once they are dry, spray a second coat and allow to dry.
  6. Spray the lamp with a sealant or glaze to prevent chipping or marks.
  7. For the embellishment, use a vinyl cut out and adhere it to the front of the shade.. I cut this one out on the Silhouette.



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  4 Responses to “Thrifty Thursday: DIY Goodwill Lamp Makeover w/ Spraypaint & Vinyl”

  1. Wow this looks amazing, I’ve pinned this :) stopping by fro TT&J

  2. such a cute makeover! i love the purple color!

  3. That is a FABULOUS lap! Great way to reuse and fix something up.

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