With a minor tweak, a lamp from the hardware store is personalized—by way of color choice—and elevated. Easy, quick, and useful in every rooms, it’s the DIY every house needs.
Photography by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista.
- One Incandescent Clamp Light with an aluminum shade—sourced from your local hardware store or online at Home Depot for $9.31.
- Rust-Oleum Gloss Protective Enamel Spray Paint; I used Smoke Gray; about $4.28 at Lowe’s.
The Finished Look
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