DIY Honeycomb Lamp Makeover


I’ve been working on transforming our office area over the past few months. We’ve built a desk, some sweet shelves among other things. I can’t wait to do a big “reveal” when it’s all done. I’ve been looking for two lamps to go on the desk, but really didn’t want to spend much money. I’ve probably been looking for 6 months and finally came across some thrift store lamps that were a steal! I transformed them with some spray paint and I’m in love with the results!

DIY Honeycomb Lamp

First off, honeycomb pattern is so big right now in decor. Here are a few honeycomb lamps that I found online that I love, but they have BIG price tags:

This wooden one from Lamps Plus is $456!

These classy white pair of table lamps are $179 for the pair…better, but still way too expensive.

This honeycomb lamp from One King Lane is almost identical to mine, but it’s not sold any longer.

So, when I spotted these 2 lamps at my local thrift store for $9.99 each, I had to grab them!

DIY Honeycomb Lamp

I knew I didn’t like the outdated speckled finish, but I figured a little spray paint would fix that problem. They are large and solid, so I knew that the price was right.

After quite a few thin coats of a dark blue…not quite navy, here is how they looked:

DIY HOneycomb Lamp

My first instinct was to paint them turquoise, but everything in my home is turquoise or yellow these days, so I decided to step out of my comfort zone.  I found some lampshades at Target for really cheap when I used 2 different coupons, but it didn’t seem quite right…

The lamp was too tall for the shade. So we took off the top wooden rod and then the lamps were perfect.

DIY Honeycomb Lamp

Here is how they look on the desk. I still can’t get the lighting in this room quite right in photos…

DIY Honeycomb Lamp

But, I’m a fan! I think the grand total for 2 lamps and 2 shades was around $50.

DIY Honeycomb Lamp

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