Thursday, November 12, 2009
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to change the look of a room is to change the lamps. You've seen me take an ugly thrift store lamp and give it new life by spray painting it. I've been known to move lamps from room to room just to switch things up. Recently I found this lamp on clearance. It was love at first sight. Look at how the simple change of a lamp and accessories gave a fresh look to a tired spot.An even cheaper way to make a change is by switching out the shades on your existing lamps. I'm always on the look out for shades on clearance and at the thrift store. Recently I was lucky enough to find two shades while thrifting. My lamps that looked like this, now look like this.Am I always lucky enough to find two matching shades? No. Sometimes it takes months. About nine months ago I found a great shade at the thrift store and used it on a lamp in my kitchen. Then last week I found a second and was sure that it's mate was waiting at home. For two dollars it was worth the risk to see if they matched and fortunately they did!I love it when small changes can make a big impact.