Amped lamps


So, I gave the lamps in our master bedroom a face lift this past weekend. I got the lamps from Crate and Barrel right after we got married, and they have served their purpose well ever since. But I am in the midst of a master bedroom update, and I didn't want to leave them out.

This update was super easy. I had been thinking that I wanted to spray paint the base, but I really couldn't decide on a color and didn't think it would end up looking smooth because of the leaf etchings on the glass. Since I am bringing touches of gold into our room, I thought this would be a great place to add some as well. So, all I did was use gold paint pen to outline the etchings. Then, I added trim to the shade. Pretty easy- but I think those small touched made a big difference!

I know this project isn't something everyone can do (you have to have etched glass...) but really, I just wanted to post it to make the point that its easy to customize your belongings. Just look around and see what you have that can be 'amped' up. Chances are, there is a probably a pretty easy way to make it your own!

I'll share pics of the whole room when I feel like it's more of an 'after'... Hope you all are having a great week!


  1. What a beautiful idea! You did a great job, Sharon!
    You didn't do much, but the lamp does have that little extra something now...
    Have a wonderful day, Hun!

  2. Emily you are so talented! This face lift is fantastic! I would never have thought to do this.

  3. Thanks so much, ladies! I was pretty pleased with the outcome. xoxo!

  4. AnonymousJune 19, 2012

    What's this master bedroom update?

  5. Love the outcome of these lamps Emily. I think they turned out beautiful! Can't wait to see what you've done to the rest of the room!

  6. i love this! i actually have similar lamps in my living room, just with brushed silver bottoms, but i'm thinking some trim on the shades could really pop. great idea!

  7. Courtney you so should give it a try! It was really easy!

  8. Those look awesome! Such a bang for a small buck!

  9. Looks so fab, Emily! I love it!


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