Even as I was writing my Bloggy Bucket List, I was already working on one of the items on the list! In fact, it was probably working on this project which inspired me to ponder my many crafts-in-waiting in in the first place. The great side-effect of my rambling mind is that I can already cross one of the projects off the list! Which one, you ask?
That's right, it's my drab-to-fab brass-lamp re-vamp! (Can you say that three times fast?)
Here's the Before:
Found this little gem at the thrift store for a mere six bucks. It's not really a true solid brass lamp, more like a hollow, shell of a lamp. Just crying out for a new life, I tell you.
After a very cursory sanding to rough up the surface just a bit, I gave the brass three coats of Valspar's Mediterranean gloss spray-paint, and painted the base and new finial in (my favorite) Oil-Rubbed Bronze. Spraying on two colors meant I had to unscrew the base from the lamp, but that was still much easier than my first plan of hand-painting the base. Easier on me, not my manicure.
I got a new shade at Homegoods, and just went with white for now. Here's the After:
I love her! She is just so...so...well, so blue. And I'm thinking she'll be beautiful on my yet-to-be-purchased cabinet or console for the new Music Room. Yep, I am still working on the Music Room. If I ever finish, I'll show you, promise;)
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