Before and After: Gold Lamps March 8, 2010 Can I toot my own horn a bit? I am absolutely thrilled with the way these lamps turned out, and that’s not a word I use often. I would have to venture to say that these lamps are probably one of my best finds & makeovers hands down (so far, of course). I loved the size and texture to begin with, and the refinishing just took it up another level. I decided to keep the wood base since I think it definitely makes them look unique, and I like the fact that there are variations in the wood grain on each lamp (the one on the right is not quite as dark in person). I think the texture really makes the gold finish stand out, too. Remember the before? Unfortunately, these will not be in my Etsy store, because I’m keeping them for my bedroom, whose plan I hope to share with you in the coming weeks (once it’s done). I’m taking this as a sign that I’m headed in the right direction . . . I’m linking this to: DIY Day @ A Soft Place To LandTrash to Treasure @ ReinventedFurniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 37 Comments on Before and After: Gold Lamps Destination Seaborn March 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm (9 years ago) GET OUTTA HERE! Those look fabulous! How did you do that? Wow!Congrats on going back to school! Best wishes to you! Lisa Reply Swtpee100 March 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm (9 years ago) Awesome! Reply Kirsten Sue March 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm (9 years ago) Love them! You have totally inspired me to find some old lamps and pain them. Awesome! Reply Q. March 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm (9 years ago) i love the new lamp look! Reply Claire Watkins, ASID allied March 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm (9 years ago) Uhm…yes, you can toot your horn! They look dynamite! Way to go! And I love that you left the wood base exposed, mixing the gilded and the organic looks wonderful. What are you going to do for a shade?! Reply Full House March 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm (9 years ago) bomb.com that’s all I have to say. Oh and that I would keep them too and what kind of gold paint did you use? Reply Dayka (Life +Style) March 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm (9 years ago) Thanks everyone for the compliments! I’m thinking of using a black rectangular shade, and used a Rustoleum paint. @ Christina–I love “bomb.com”! 🙂 Reply Dreams of Perfection March 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm (9 years ago) WOW! THe gold has them looking VERY high end. I love them. Absolutely freakishly love them. They are def. FAB! Reply Design A-Peele March 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm (9 years ago) thanks for following me! so sweet! those lamps REALLY came out well!! Reply Beth@The Stories of A to Z March 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm (9 years ago) LOL on the bomb.com and I couldn’t agree more. You had some serious vision for these babies. They look great and I look forward to seeing your new bedroom once complete! Reply LAKEITHA March 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm (9 years ago) Girl!!!! these turned out great! I’m so glad that you went with gold instead of yellow! WOW… Now I need to find some lamps to spray paint STAT! Reply Tamstyles March 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm (9 years ago) hot damn!!!!! I agree..dont sell those bad boys. Reply thelennoxx March 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm (9 years ago) What a fab makeover! What did you use, gold spray? paint? I can see why you are keeping these two. I also loooved the owl lamp makeover you did =) Reply Terry March 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm (9 years ago) I like the gold. Picking out shades gives me the shivers. Reply Jen T March 9, 2010 at 12:20 am (9 years ago) Your lamps are beautiful and remind me of hammered metal..very nice!! Thank you for the paint tip too – I’ll try Michael’s tomorrow. Reply LizO March 9, 2010 at 12:38 am (9 years ago) It’s nice to see that gold (not brass) is coming back and I keep seeing it more and more. Those are tre fab! Love them and I think you used the right project for gold. It really does show the texture. Reply Nikki@kreativeknack.com March 9, 2010 at 12:46 am (9 years ago) Ok so you seam to be a lamp makeover queen! Help me please! I have this lamp, I thought was great…but now I’m lost. Can I send you a pic, and you give me a tip or two 😉Thanks, Nikki Reply Tamstyles March 9, 2010 at 1:32 am (9 years ago) leave the boots alone…i returned them…feet murder Reply carlee March 9, 2010 at 8:56 am (9 years ago) total score! they look perfect and I can’t wait to seem them in your space! Reply The Neglected Nest March 9, 2010 at 10:44 am (9 years ago) I’m not big on gold, but I LOVE them! You have a great vision for what things can become. Great job! Reply Mrs. Chic March 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm (9 years ago) Those look so fresh! and i’m not a huge fan of gold – love it Reply paula March 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm (9 years ago) these are gorgeous! Reply Laura March 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm (9 years ago) These are fabulous. Great job! Reply Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog March 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm (9 years ago) Wow. I LOVE the gold! Great choice!! Reply autumn March 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm (9 years ago) the texture totally makes these lamps WORK. love them. however, i still hate that you find such awesome stuff at thrift stores! argh. i think of you every time i leave a thrift store empty-handed.jealous!but in a good way.🙂 Reply Dayka (Life +Style) March 9, 2010 at 11:39 pm (9 years ago) thank, thanks, thanks! autumn, i’d gladly trade my finds for your portfolio!!! 🙂 Reply Cristi March 10, 2010 at 11:30 pm (9 years ago) OMG!!! I’m in love at first sight…or is that second sight. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! xo, Cristi Reply Sabrina March 12, 2010 at 9:36 am (9 years ago) Snazzy new lamps! The gold makes them look like something you would find in the stores right now. Great job. Black shades to top them off maybe?? Reply Haven and Home March 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm (9 years ago) They look great!!!! Reply Mrs. DeVore March 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm (9 years ago) Love those! The gold really makes a nice statement! Reply Redesign Diva March 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm (9 years ago) Ok MS. Midas touch..! those are hot! Reply MarytheKay March 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm (9 years ago) Oh my WORD. Those look amazing! And I think black rectangular shades will be the perfect touch!! I can’t wait to see your bedroom makeover! I am smack dab in the middle of my own bedroom makeover… Reply Danika Herrick March 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm (9 years ago) Genius! Love these! Posting them on my blog! Reply Jack and Annie March 16, 2010 at 2:55 pm (9 years ago) HOLY COW those are stunning! I cant wait to see them in the space! Reply Design Darling March 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm (9 years ago) such a cool project! can’t wait to sit down and properly read through your blog. off to check out your etsy shop now! Reply Miss Mustard Seed March 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm (9 years ago) Sooo much better and very unique! Reply BellaLovesPink April 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm (9 years ago) just found a pair of these lamps on Craigslist that I want to pick up for our bedroom (yellow in color but definitely same maker b/c of the wood base). I love what you did w/ the paint! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.