Dull desk lamp? This project is as easy as pie and easy on the eyes. Read on, lovelies...
So I've had this little gray desk lamp from Target for a couple years now. And frankly, it just wasn't doing anything for me any more. (Besides light up my desk... haha.) I love the gray, but the thing was just dull and humdrum. So I decided there were two options: 1) toss it/donate it/sell it or 2) make it over. Naturally, I picked the second option. Silly me, I forgot to take a complete before picture. Above, you can see that I taped off the flex-neck, part of the cord, and some openings at the top of the lamp where I didn't want to get paint.
Then, I tied some spare lace around the lamp.
I used up some extra sky blue spray paint I had sitting around.
Then, I let it dry.
I was a little nervous about peeling away the lace. (What if it didn't turn out like I'd imagined?!)
Well, I was pleasantly surprised. The paint went through the lace just like I wanted.
I peeled off the rest of the tape and... voila!
My boring little desk lamp now has some personality.
The lace detailing is so pretty. :)
I love this project because it can be used on so many things! Desk lamps like this sell at Wal-Mart and Target for usually under $15. So buy the cheapest one you can find and make it over for your dorm room desk in the fall. The lace could also be tied around vases, cans, jars, glasses, mugs, etc!