Yesterday, I mentioned that we got a lamp at the Habitat for Humanity store. It was originally $5, but with the 50% off sale yesterday, I snagged it for $2.50.
Nate doubted the value of it for even $2.50- we had to have the whole "Trust me! I know what I'm doing!" talk a few times and he would just shake his head and say "Okay...I trust you!"
Here is the lamp before:
I looked at this though, and I did not see ugly. I saw the lamp from last season at Target that I never got around to buying and then it was gone. Rude, Target. Don't worry, I still love you.
The Target lamp was completely gorgeous. And about $90 with the base and shade- which was the reason I could never justify buying it. Here's a picture I found of it- it is no longer listed on the Target website. Maybe that means I'm decorating a season behind, but I'm okay with it.
Anyone see where I was going with this? Luckily this project only required one can of spray paint (with enough left over I can probably paint a picture frame or two) and a few sheets of sandpaper. The bad news? This mustard color is apparently not available in Rustoleum. So, after prowling around Brenna and I picked a light canary color and decided it was go time.
I did overspend on the lampshade- I admit it. I spent a whole $24 on the it. But here was the final result!
Here was the breakdown of my faux $90 lamp.
Spray Paint: $3.50
Re-Wire Kit (I don't know if it really needed it but I thought it was better to be safe than sorry): $10
Total Cost of Lamp: $43
Little more expensive than I would have liked it to be- but I also didn't want it to a.) burn my house down, and b.) Not look elegant
If you're gunna DIY, you need to DIY right!
Did I spend too much? What're your thoughts?