Save the Lamps!

I went to the Habitat for Humanity Resale shop yesterday. I don’t go there often but it is a great place to find what you didn’t know you needed. I once bought a french door for $5.00. Mr. Amazing doubted me, but we replaced the front door of our rental house with it. Worked perfectly and really brought in a lot more light.

Well, yesterday they were having a yard sale. This is the stuff they had that they didn’t think was good enough to be in their store.

Look what I got!

Yes…I know…they are really ugly…my best friend even referred to them as “butt ugly” today. But they were only $2.00 a piece! I couldn’t buy the inside parts for that.

So here is my vision…I would like to paint them white. Not just white, but I want them to have depth to them…you glass tile has..

Sorry for the blurry photo – my camera didn’t want to cooperate. I hope you can imagine the look I am envisioning.

So this is where I need your help. I don’t know how to paint these lamps so they look like glass tile.

Oh and by the way, the lamps are ceramic.

If you know how, please tell me. If you have another idea for the lamps, I’m open to suggestions…just in case I can’t figure out how to execute my vision.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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6 responses to “Save the Lamps!

  1. No advice but good luck with your project!

  2. Hi there inspired housewife!
    I’m a home arts major too… I love your blog.. neat and practical ideas… Love the one about the list.. We have had the same issue… My Mr. Wonderful will work away at things all day too, but not always the things I wanted to get done. Now we compare lists and compromise!
    I’ll be back!
    Dandelion Wishes,
    Deborah Jean

  3. I would probably go to Lowe’s or Home Depot and bring one and ask them what kind of paint to use. I’d imagine a spray paint… maybe a flat paint then a glossy clear spray over it? I agree, I think a really glassy white paint would be amazing on these!

  4. kath

    I don’t know if it would work on ceramic, but when my cousin wanted a high gloss finish on the trim around his windows, he took the pieces to an auto body shop and they used auto paint on them. It has a really nice shiny finish. Or maybe you might be able to have them reglazed at a ceramics studio? Sorry I can’t be of more help. Please let us know what you come up with!

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  6. Have you painted glass before? It’s so easy, I love doing it. I suggest using a good primer then a high gloss spray paint . I’m not sure about the depth, but they sure would be pretty!

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