My sister and mom were in town last week–which means we needed to make time for some serious thrifting. It’s so fun that we all share the passion of sifting through junk to find hidden treasures. And each of us is drawn to different things. I love to see their perspective.

Chrissie and I each picked up a lamp and shade and worked on making them over with scissors and spray paint. This is a super easy project and the results were surprising. I loved my lamp even more than I thought I would!

Above you can see my finished project. The yellow lamp and wire shade add whimsy and sweetness to our living room.

My lamp base and shade were mismatched–meaning they didn’t come as a set. I paid $13 for the two pieces.That old brown lamp base has a great shape but is begging for love, don’t you think?

I started out using a blade and ended up using scissors because they worked better. I stripped away all the fabric and I was left with the wire base.

I love the scalloped shape of this shade.

I thought I’d like white spray paint but then did a coat of yellow because I wanted the lamp to pop!

Here it is among some of my other thrifted treasures in our living room.

That summer bunting painting is by Barn Owl Primitives. Love!

Lots of color and texture happening here–which is what I want. So fun!

Chrissie spray painted her lamp and wire shade a bright red–and it turned out adorable. Although she was taking it home with her, I decided to style it in the same space so you could see hers as well.

Chrissie loves bold color and decorating with humor. She has great style!

Which lamp do you like better–the mellow yellow or the bold red?