Day: November 16, 2015

white lamps

wait till you see my lamps

I’m posting some pictures of past diy projects. Mostly because when I first posted them I was so ignorant about blogging, I didn’t include tags have the time. So most of you have not seen any of them.

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I’m going to start with my  lamps. I’ve had these lamps for many years and they were one of my rare costly purchases. I bought them because they were very heavy which is the hallmark of a quality lamp. I knew they’d last for years. Anyway, I looked  for new ones but nothing compared to these.

I didn’t think to take a picture of the can of spray paint because I keep thinking I don’t need to take pictures or give instructions of the obvious. But then I look at other blogs and realize I’ wrong. I do take issue with this because I feel we are fast becoming a nation of non-readers. Everything is in pictures anymore.

Nonetheless,  I now take my camera with my when I start any project. Anyway-the paint color is the infamous Heirloom White spray paint by Rustoleum that just about every diy-er says is their favorite white. I use this color everywhere.

This first picture shows both lamps, one with the satin spray paint and the other with a metallic finish. I did take pictures of that.

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The lamp on the right is spray painted with the Heirloom White. Can you tell how “flat” it looked? But I didn’t want shiny white paint either, just a touch of shine. So I went to Home Depot and I found this Martha Stewart product.

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I love this stuff. I’ve used it on lots of projects.

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I used a brush and “scrubbed into all the crevices. Then I wiped off the excess with a soft dry cloth. Took about five minutes! Here is finished lamp on finished table.

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Oh, I also painted the end tables black with Rustoleum Spray paint, Black Canyon. Outside of Urbane Brozne by Sherwin Williams, this Black Canyon is my favorite black paint.

Yea! I found a “before” picture of the lamp and the end table. I had just purchased the shade and I think that’s when it struck me to paint the lamp white. It was either paint the lamp white or the table white. I chose to paint the lamps white.

Notice the slip-covered sofa. Purchasing white slip covers for my dark burgundy colored sofas was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. It inspired everything else I did in my living room plus not having to buy new sofas saved me a ton of money. I love that!

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Anyway, I realize this wasn’t the best DIY project as far as photos or explanation. As I said, I’m much more comfortable with writing about life issues. Every time I started a project I’d get halfway through and realize I was supposed to be taking pictures from the beginning. I’m learning though.

God bless and have a good day.

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