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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Lamp Table Transformation

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 30, 2014 11:47:00 AM

lamp table transformationSometimes an item I find has seen better days or, in the case of this lamp table, is simply outdated. I’m not a fan of this style of floor lamp. I love lamps and tables, just not an all-in-one style. But, it only took two cans of spray paint to create a charming side table. 

lamp table transformationI took the table apart by unscrewing the top pole from the bottom. It had been in my shed for several months, so there was a little rust on the base. I sanded the rust spot with a sand paper, then used a spray-primer so it wouldn’t seep through the final coat. The final coat is a metallic black color.

lamp table transformationInstead of leaving the glass top clear, I found a frosted glass spray paint. I love the effect. Be sure to read and follow the directions on the can.

Pedestal based tables take up less space than one with four legs. This is the perfect size next to an armchair or next to the bed.

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