Swing Arm Lamp Makeover

Furniture Makeovers, Projects

  1. Cheryl says:

    Looks great in oil rubbed bronze and I love that shade. I bought the same one to put on our living room lamps.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Cheryl! I love the shade too! Great minds think alike, huh? 🙂

      • Cheryl says:

        Yes Shayna, great minds do think alike. : )
        Wanted to also say I love your new pic on the side bar. You look totally different…but in a good way.

        • Shayna says:

          Awe- THANK YOU so very much, Cheryl! I’m so happy that you like the new picture… the other one was old! 🙂

  2. Meg Saunders says:

    Simple, easy and looks great!!!

  3. I can’t believe that lamp started out as bronze and silver! It looks like something out of a Pottery Barn magazine, now – especially with that great lamp shade. Awesome mini makeover 🙂

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Amanda! I think it looks so much better too! The perfect mini makeover! 🙂

  4. M says:

    Before I could write my answer to your question”why”, you answered what I was thinking…the rocker inspired the lamp…love it! Simple chic and effortless I tell ya! Nicely done, Shayna:) Now, if only I could do that…lol;)

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, M! You’re right— the rocker finally gave me the inspiration I needed to finish it! 🙂

  5. I have a shiny brass floor lamp that was horribly expensive when it was bought. Can you spray paint over lacquered brass do you think?

    I love your reading nook – it’s perfect!!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Anne! Yes, you can spray paint over lacquered brass. You could either rub it down with a bit of sandpaper to remove the sheen, or use spray paint primer before the actual spray paint. Light coats would probably be best too. 🙂
      I hope that helps!

  6. They DO compliment each other well! And to be fair, there were a whole lot a holidays between now and a year ago. You totally have justification to set a project aside! Love it 😉

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Corinna! You totally just made me smile… there were a lot of holidays! 🙂

  7. it’s beautiful Shayna! I can’t believe how this lamped looked first and now it looks well with your beautiful chair! 🙂 great makeover! 🙂
    Hope you had a beautiful 4th yesterday and wish you a beautiful weekend too! 🙂

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU, Ingrid! It looks much, much better now! 🙂
      I hope you had a great 4th too!

  8. […] This was the easiest makeover ever. Just like the swing arm lamp. […]

  9. alice says:

    This is gorgeous! I would so overlook something like this in my ‘items to restore’ searches….but will definitely keep an eye out for this type of thing in future. I love your stuff!
    alice :o)

  10. […] began the month by showing you a super simple swing arm lamp makeover. I love how it turned out and can’t believe it took me so long to do […]

  11. PJ says:

    I have way more than 6 projects stashed in my bedroom waiting to be finished and I also have a gold swing arm lamp that I have been contemplating painting. You have now sold me. I am definitely going with a dark finish.

    • Shayna says:

      Hi PJ! I’m so glad I’m not the only one with unfinished projects in my bedroom! Good luck with you swing arm lamp- it will look fabulous! 🙂

  12. […] the swing arm lamp is another one of my DIY makeover projects. It’s come a long way […]

  13. Vel says:

    I love your home! I just found your post about spray painting your swing arm lamp and am wondering how you protected the swinging joints. I have been worried about clogging them with paint so have been afraid to do this with my bedside lamps. Thanks.

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Vel! 🙂 Thanks so much! I don’t remember doing anything too specific when I paint the lamp. I sprayed the swinging joints the same as the rest of lamp. I haven’t had any issue swinging the lamp. Just be sure not to spray that area with heavy coats… more light, even coats. I hope that helps! 🙂

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