Grandma’s Antique China Lamp Gets A French Country Makeover

A Vintage Lamp Gets A French Country Makeover With Some Paint, Fabric and Creativity

Happy New Year Everyone! Today I thought I would start the new year off with a little before and after story. I bought this vintage china lamp a while ago. It had a home in my living room for a little while. I am sure you have seen this type of lamp, especially if you are a flea market junkie, or perhaps at Grandma’s house.

Vintage China Lamp

I like to change out my decor quite often and purchased a set of mercury glass lamps that I fell in love with for my living room so I decided to give this vintage lamp a makeover. I started out by giving the lamp base a coat of glossy black paint.

Vintage China Lamp Makeover

The fabric lampshade was new but the burgundy color was just blah. I decided to try painting it instead of tossing it away. The fabric soaked up a lot of paint but the result was worth it. I found that watering the paint down a little bit helped quite a bit.

Painting a Lampshade

To really give this lamp a touch of elegance and Country French style, I added panels of black and white toile fabric to the  shade trimmed with black gimp. The process took a lot of time and effort but love the finished look.

Black Toile Lampshade

And here it is all finished…..

French Country Lamp MakeoverBefore and After:

Who doesn’t love a good before and after story? Grandma wouldn’t recognize her old lamp! Just about anything old and outdated can be brought back to life with a simple coat of paint and some creativity.

Before and After French Country Lamp Makeover

This beautiful French Country Lamp is now waiting for a new home and can be purchased here. This lamp makeover was a fun project to do. I love the black and white toile. It really adds a touch of class to it!

Happy Decorating!

~Lisa

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