What’s up, Doodlers? I bought this rooster lamp more than a year ago and quickly gave it a makeover. Ha! You’re not believing that, are you? Umm, I just finished it this weekend.
The lovely before- dusty and decidedly not-my-style:
After cleaning, I taped off the cord and socket, then primed with Rust-Oleum gray primer.
White paint, glaze, and clear spray varnish completed the makeover of the lamp base. But what to do about a shade? Failing to find a shade the right size (and price) was one reason I took so long getting this project done.
Last week, I came across this basket at a thrift store and thought it just might work.
I clipped and removed a couple of rows of the rattan from the bottom-turned-top to allow heat to escape when the lamp is on.
I needed to drill a hole at the center in order to thread the basket onto the harp. A quick dry brushing of white paint, a coat of clear spray varnish, and the rooster lamp makeover is complete.
A basket lamp shade- I think it works, don’t you?
EDITED TO ADD: As a reader pointed out, using a basket for a lamp shade could possibly be a fire hazard. Though I removed some of the wicker in order for heat to escape, there is always that possibility. So, if you decide to try this, just be aware of the potential hazard.