Craig’s List Lamp: Before and After


One thing that I know for sure is never go Craig’s List hunting alone.  I usually don’t and thank goodness this latest time I brought my husband.  A man answered the door and we walked into the “house of horrors”.  There was weird stuff piled high in every square inch of the place.  He had carved out a path to walk through.  We saw animal traps, taxidermy, religious artifacts, clown costumes, surgeon’s tools, porcelain dolls, fur coats, a brass figurine of a turtle with another turtle straddling it’s back doing god knows what.

It was well worth the trip because I scored this desk lamp.  It’s very heavy and solid and well worth the $15!!

Craig's List Desk Lamp Makeover



Craig's List Lamp Makeover #Craigslist

I really love the contrasting wood arm.  One small problem.  I was looking for a brass lamp.  Nothing that a little of my favorite gold spray paint can’t fix.

Craig's List Lamp Makeover

The first thing I did was tape off the wood arm and the light bulb socket.  I then put the cord in a zip lock bag to protect it.

Next I gave it a quick coat of primer…

Craig's List Lamp Makeover

Craig's List Lamp Makeover

I let the primer dry for about an hour before I applied the gold spray paint.


Craig's List Lamp Makeover

Isn’t she pretty?

Craig's List Lamp Makeover

I love the final result.  At first I thought I wanted to paint the wood arm but I really came to like the touch of warmth the wood gave.

Craig's List Lamp Makeover


Craig's List Lamp Makeover


I just love the colors in the above  picture that is propped up on my desk.  It’s a Goodwill find and was $5.00!  The gold frame was in perfect condition and I love the shot of color it adds to my workspace.  I’m not sure where it will live permanently yet but for now it makes me happy here.

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4 thoughts on “Craig’s List Lamp: Before and After

    1. Yes it’s wood. Take you where to the house of horrors? Lol. We need to do the flea market on the river near New Hope. Let’s make a plan?

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