I have been loving the latest trend in table lighting. So many gorgeous lamps with great texture…large spikes, balls, and more. Today I have taken this designer lamp trend and made my own copy cat version using an old lamp I already had.
I adore this lamp. The texture is amazing and I love the gold base. I may even transform another lamp I have in storage to resemble this exact one. The price tag on this lamp is over $700. I wanted to add a table lamp in my living room, but I really didn’t want to fork out that much money.
S0000, I shopped my basement and pulled out an old lamp I hadn’t used in years. I simply glued some ornaments on the outside and gave it a quick coat of spray paint! What do you think? I think I will spray paint the top of the base gold and the knob on top of the shade. Additionally you can buy a base HERE and paint it gold to really get the exact look! Here is my designer lamp trend- copy cat!
How to create a designer lamp on a budget- copy cat version
Dig out an old lamp with a beefy base. This is your starting point.
Purchase some inexpensive plastic Christmas bulbs. I got mine at the dollar store in packs of 15. I used 3 packs for this lamp costing a total of $3.
Cut off the ends with scissors.
Using hot glue & gorilla glue, adhere the bulb to the lamp base creating lines down the sides. Hot glue will ensure adhesion right away while the gorilla glue will make sure the bulb stays in place long term (permanently).
Choose your color! I used a black enamel spray paint for my lamp. Follow the directions on the back of your spray paint to avoid drips.
Thats it! This little project cost me $6 total. spray paint plus ornaments. Everything else I had. You could totally apply this same treatment to vases, mirrors and more! Tag me @remingtonavenue on instagram with your project should you choose to take this on! If you like this post, you might also like my painted porch project.
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