I almost walked away from this lamp when I first spotted it at The Insyde Outsyde Shop. I thought it was almost too easy. But aren’t easy makeovers the best?

So I scooped the $10 lamp up, ran to Target for a new lampshade, scooted on home and had the lamp completely revamped by the end of the day. I’m calling it the basket lamp for obvious reasons.

Like I said, this makeover was really simple.


First, I set up my spray shelter-it’s great for containing overspray when you are going to use spray paint or a paint sprayer.

Then, I tossed the lamp’s old shade in the trash.

I used a color called Exotic in my paint sprayer and completely had the lamp covered with two coats of paint and one coat of gloss topcoat in about two hours.

You could always use spray paint if you wanted to; I just didn’t have a spray paint color on hand that I liked for the lamp.

Make sure to tape over any parts you don’t want paint on when spray painting a lamp, such as the cord, the socket or any trim that you want to keep as is.

Thelampshadewas on clearance at Target for $15. I love the simple black trim around it.

I may or may not have bought two, the other of which I used for anotherlamp makeover you might have seen here.

I’m digging the pretty in pink basket lamp-you?

Get more easy makeover and DIY project ideas here.

If you aren’t familiar with using a paint sprayer, be sure to read this beginner’s guide to using a paint sprayer. It’s easier than you think!

Jenna LaFevor rants on at Rain on a Tin Roof about DIY projects, junk décor, thrifty finds, crafty creations and other decorating dilemmas. She went to UTC, where she got a teaching degree that now collects dust. When she isn’t trying to keep her kid from climbing out of the circus ring or making sure her husband’s shirts are taken to the dry cleaners so she gets out of ironing, she can be found with a paintbrush in one hand and a cheap beer in the other. But if you’re buying, she’ll have a cosmopolitan. You can email her at [email protected] or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter @raintinroofblog or at her blog. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga.com or its employees.