I love lamp. It's like this clip...
Looking at the lamps, what can I say? I love them! Only they're always so ugly, so rather than leave these lamps as bare as the Mojave Desert, I've decided to prime them, sand them, paint them, shade them, and give life to these barren, brass fellows. Please enjoy the Oasis I've created.
This shiz is my niz, so leave a comment if you like my biz!
I found a couple of brass lamps at DI (Deseret Industries= like the Salvation Army) ages ago, I mean maybe two summers ago? Long enough that I can't even find the right before pics. (sorry!!) But these lamps were just your basic brass and now they're totally minty-radness!
How to Paint Brass Lamps
- Prime with Kilz or Metal Primer
- Sand lightly with 320 grit sandpaper
- Spray paint your lamp, 2-3 very light coats
- Clear coat the lamp with whichever finish you choose
Such an easy project with a fun punch of color!
I love having a pop of mint in the room. For around 20 bucks each you can do the same thing- create a brand new (looking) lamp that matches your decor exactly and aren't those 70's style lams fun?
Oh-and PS the lampshade is from Wal-Mart, (I know, Wal-Mart- but I do like them) but also they had nearly identical ones from Target, too. And they were only 5-7 more dollars. For my mini-makeover I used Krylon's Catalina Mist, it's a perfectly-lovely-mint color, very light green, without much yellow.
Thanks for checking out the little updates around my house! What have you spray painted lately?