Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bedroom Lamp Makeover

We've been looking for the perfect sized pair of lamps for our bedroom at thrift stores and yard sales for a long time with no success. Finally I found a pair at an estate sale and I grabbed them up for $5 each! YAY!
Right now our room is in shades of blue with a beachy-sea kinda theme, but that could change at any time (cuz that's how I roll) so we needed a color that would always "go" with whatever the theme happens to be.  We chose Rustoleum's oil rubbed bronze (ORB) because it matched the other light fixtures in our room and bathroom.
 
This is the lamps before.  I love red and would totally have red everything in my house, but the other people who live here don't share the same passion for red as I do.  What?  Yeah!  It was a little on the hard side to paint these, but I did and I'm so glad I did now!
First I taped off the light bulb receptacle and the cord so they didn't receive any unneeded paint.  I just used blue painters tape as you can see here.  NOTE: Before I painted the lamps I cleaned them really good with Windex to make sure they were dirt free to assure a good paint adhesion. Next I used a primer to give me a good base for my paint. Sorry I didn't snap pictures of those steps! Oooopsie!
Tah Dah!  The final results!  This is the lamp on my Honey's side of the bed.  His vintage Italian crucifix lives on the shade when he's not wearing it.....love how it looks there!  I'm still trying to decide if I want to stencil the shades? Any suggestions?

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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I like the idea of stenciling the shade, but I don't the the crucifix will show up as well then. I'm visiting from the Clever Chicks Blog Hop. Would you consider sharing this on the Farmhouse Style Blog Hop? www.greeneggsandgoats.com

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  2. I like the matte color you chose. Very classy and a nice touch to the blue room.

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