This isn't a super dramatic before and after, just a makeover with some good old gold spraypaint. I came across this vintage vanity light at Goodwill the other day and couldn't pass it up. It was a great price and such a fun piece. It had a funky paint job from a previous DIY gone wrong, but other than that it looked great.
(pardon the messy garage)
It's actually a two sided mirror, one side magnifies (I try to avoid looking in that side) and the other is normal. I taped it off and plugged the light sockets with tinfoil to prevent painting them. At this point it started looking a little like something from outer space, but I pressed on!
I had a leftover strand of globe lights for our patio and the lightbulbs from that worked perfectly for this.
Once it was all painted (rustoleum gold metallic), I added it to my daughter's room. She's too young to understand it now, but I think it will be something fun and special to play with when she gets older. For now it's a fun conversation piece for her room and an added source of light. I like that it has sort of a marquee light feel to it. The mirror has some imperfections, but that just adds to the vintage charm.
I also added a new flamingo print to her room. The jury is still out on it though. It was only $0.99 on Amazon when I bought it so I'm not out a fortune if I change my mind. I really love this one from lay baby lay too.
It even has a little drawer to store makeup and other things in. I'm thinking of adding some fun paper to it down the road.