These 20 year old brass plated lamps used to be popular but now they adulterate the bedrooms, lounges and home offices of young peoples first homes everywhere.
‘Here son/daughter, I thought you might find this lamp useful for your new home’
‘Is it the really cool Ikea lamp that costs a fortune?’
‘No, we were given this one 20 years ago and you’ve never seen it because we hate it and its been been in the attic since the day your Great Aunt Shirley donated it to us when we had no lamps.’
I resolved this plight by turning my old lamp into a delightfully modern and stylish lamp.
Step 1: Step 1
Take off the shade and any other parts you don’t wish to be painted and lightly sand the metal so that the paint will adhere well. Clean off any dust thoroughly and apply many thin layers of spray paint.
Warning: If your knowledge of electrics is limited to only just remembering how to change a plug, I recommend putting the screwdriver down and masking off the light fitting and wire rather them removing them and rewiring the lamp later.