Trashed Lamp Gets a Second Chance

At her blog Sweet Pea, Paula shares the story of a salvaged lamp.  She found this lamp in a dumpster…during a beach vacation!  The lamp came home with her and recently got a makeover.


To spruce up this lamp, the first thing Paula had to do was get rid of the rust covering the brass.  She sanded that away, then sprayed all the metallic parts of the lamp with gold paint.  The glass section she spray painted, too, with silver.  The finishing touch was a new shade, found on sale at the local home improvement store.  What a transformation!


You can visit Sweet Pea to learn more about this lamp makeover.


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my lamp! My mom and cousins laughed when I pulled it out of the dumpster and kept it and now they are impressed.

  2. Your Lamp turned out beautiful!!

  3. I agree with Tammy, the lamp is beautiful now!!!

  4. Fran Marie says:

    I don’t usually leave comment, but this lamp is gorgeous!

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