Sunday, January 9, 2011

Vanity/Desk Lamp.

Back in my bedroom vanity/desk update here I mentioned that I was looking for a new lamp to replace the silver one seen below. 

This blue ceramic lamp from Lamps Plus was the one I had been considering for the space.

(photo: lampsplus)

While cruising around Garden Ridge, I found a little table lamp for $12.99 that I liked the shape of.  But the color was ugly . . . with a capital "u".  Here it is with the lamp shade from the previous lamp.

I figured the hideous brown color wasn't anything a little spray paint couldn't fix.  Here it is ready for its transformation. 

I first gave it a couple of coats of primer.

Then used Valspar's Gloss Mediterranean from Lowe's to give it some color.

And here's the after.

Even though it's not exactly the same as the one from Lamps Plus, it was a whole heck of a lot cheaper ($12.99 plus the cost of a can of spray paint). 

I am still on the hunt for a different shade (one that's not so tall), but the current one works for the time being.  

(Yes, that picture frame is still empty.  And I changed up which books to display on the desk.  I received some more of them recently and am still trying to figure out which color combos looks best in the bedroom and the living room!)

I like the fun pop of color it gives the desk area. And it's nice to know that if I ever want to change it out, a quick paint job will keep things fresh.


  1. that is adorable! i love anything aqua right now....

  2. Great transformation. Absolutely love the mirror over your desk/vanity.


  3. I love the color! The name says it all - we should be on a beach somewhere with that lamp :)

  4. Girl Just found your blog through HWH, and I am in love!! A girl that likes to use spray paint and organize, I am smitten!! Say hello to your newest follower!!!

  5. It looks great! I love the color you chose.

  6. Great makeover! Looks fantastic!

  7. Love that shade of blue...and I like the size of the shade. But I like them big. really...did I just set myself up that easily?!?!? you know what i want to say here.

  8. So I absolutely adore Cassie, and she says you are her twin...(c: and so far I am totally loving your blog, too! Glad to find it and now following happily...(c: The blue lamp is fab, btw...

    Come and drop by!

  9. Super cute! I love the look of everything all together:) You are good girl!

  10. I love it! That lamp looks amazing! Now I am inspired to paint something! I have a strong obsession with white gloss spray paint!

  11. It looks so pretty! Love how it turned out!

  12. I agree, that lamp has a nice shape and looks great in that color! p.s. did not find the much-sought-after-binders at Target! I ended up with plain white with a sleeve cover that I can insert some pretty paper into! But Cassie found them at her Dallas Target!

  13. I think this lamp and color look great. I too used Valspar's Gloss Med but for my bedroom lamps.
    I adore your mirror, it really makes the vanity.

  14. The lamp is so pretty, and I looove those gorgeous books!

    P.S. Where on earth did you find that chevron throw that is hanging over the back of the chair?? I must have one! :)

  15. So I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! And I was even more endeared when I found out you were an attorney. I am applying to law school right now, so it's nice to know there's a girl of my own heart out there!


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