I love spray paint. It’s funny; I used to make fun of my mom for wanting to spray paint everything in the house, but now I understand why. It’s so easy to completely transform something ordinary to something amazing with a few quick coats of spray paint.
I spray painted a couple of projects a while ago that I meant to blog and never did. One was a pair of awesome lamps. I found them at Family Outfitters (where I got this chair and this dresser) for $2 apiece. Yes, you read that right! They didn’t have shades but seriously for that price, I figured I could buy paint and lampshades and still end up on top. In fact, I saw a very similar style of lamp at Target (tried to find an image online but couldn't) and it cost $49.99 without a shade! I purchased the lamp shades from HomeGoods for $14.99 apiece. So a few cans of spray paint, 2 $2 lamps, and 2 $14.99 shades and I have a pair of lovely table lamps.
|I always forget to take a good "before" picture...|
|sorry for the crappy cell phone shot. and ignore my table and lack of styling. ick.|
This is the after. But soon, you might have an after, after. This was a project I did last summer and now that I’m starting to re-do my living room (more on that in future posts), I’m getting a better sense of what colors I want to use. Suddenly, white seems so boring. I also bought these lampshades Saturday. I’d seen them at Target a few days before that and fell in love with them…but I wasn’t sure (I’m SO indecisive which makes decorating just a tad difficult). Then I saw them featured in In Style and realized I had to have them. Yes, I’m totally impressionable to glossy, pretty marketing.
I realized after I got home they are the wrong type of shade (Why me GOD?!) but I’m not giving up hope just yet. I’m going to take a closer look at the lamps and see if I can finagle something. So there you have it. I hope I can because I LOVE this shade and I really think re-painting the lamps in a bright glossy color + these stylish shades = super cool lamps.
Next, my look for less mirror…