Yea! I"m so excited about how this turned out! I ended up spray painting this lamp ORANGE! Lovely! I figured since it's supposed to be the color of the year, I should add it into a little piece of my decor. The bedroom seemed like an ideal place since it was previously pretty much just brown, white & light blue. So now there's this pop of orange which is a lovely way to perk up the room with a little punch of color.
I'd been wanting a lamp in our bedroom for a while. We haven't had any bedside lamps, so whenever I was reading in bed, when I finished, I had to get up to walk to the light switch by the door in order to turn the floor lamp off. Now, I have this lamp bedside which is so much more convenient.
As you may recall, this lamp was nothing special. Here it is all taped up & ready to paint.
Just your everyday brass lamp. Pretty cool shape though, & as I recall it was pretty inexpensive. The shade was pretty disgusting though. It had some major stains on it & was pretty much not salvageable for this. There's the Valspar paint that I used there in the background of this picture.
I applied 3 coats of really thin spay paint. I wanted to make sure that I didn't have any drips. I also tried to make sure that I sprayed it from many different angles to get into all of its little nooks & crannies. I love that the weather is now good enough to use my spray paint! Hooray!
Once it was dry I brought that baby inside & placed it on my nightstand. I went to Target for a lampshade, and while there, I saw a lamp they had for sale that was almost EXACTLY like mine. Only it was yellow instead of orange. Same kind of shape, same kind of size. I was all bummed that I didn't have my camera with me, but don't worry I found it for you! You can see it here. Tee hee!
Ok, so I got a lampshade for about $18 & stuck it on my lamp, & it was amazing :)
Yea for pretty lamps! I'm totally a fan. The color is fun & I LOVE having that light there! Woot, happiness!!!!!
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