Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"New" Lamp

Yeah!
 I got some long.over.due projects done this weekend.
It makes me so happy!
First is this little lamp that has been around forever.
It used to be gold.  But a few years ago I sprayed it black.
That was great.  But we needed a lamp in the living room and black just didn't feel right to me.
So I took it outside and sanded it down with 220 grit sand paper.
I sanded it because when I sprayed it the first time, well, it was my very first ever spray paint project.  I used the cheap paint, and it was a little windy.  So the paint wasn't very smooth. at all.
I decided a smooth lamp would be better.  Especially when it needs to be dusted...
Then came the spray paint.
I used Rustoluem Aqua and gave it 2 good coats.
Ta-Da

It lightens every thing up.  Now, I want to go in and add some white glazing to it.  I think that will bring out some fun character!
One down, so many more projects to go!
  One of them is the table the lamp is sitting on.  I think it needs to be Heirloom white with some glass etching.  And maybe some stenciling on the bottom.
What do you think?

5 comments:

Chanelle said...

LOVE it! It turned out wonderful!

Jenny said...

I think it looks great! Fun color and a great shape too!

Michelle said...

Very cute!!! And I love that pictures of Cambrie and Zane by the lamp... so adorable :)!

Life With Lucy said...

Love the blue! It looks great. Thanks for sharing!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

I love your blog title! The lamp looks terrific, can't wait to see the table completed.....let's get cracking Fancy Schmancy. Stop by for a blog visit I'm your newest follower :)