First off, I can't wait to share my craigslist story with you this week! But let me get on to an old project I finally finished. I bought a pair of lamps back in November..yes almost 4 months ago..tisk tisk. I kept looking @ them through the Habitat For Humanity Restore window. $1o each seemed like a-lot to me. But after a week, I went ahead and snatched them up.
What can I say, I can't control myself when it comes to outdated lamps.
After a couple of months in the basement, where all of the other "stuff" I buy goes, they got brought back up to the real world. I taped/covered the places that needed some protection and gave the lamps a good soapy wipe down.
The first lamp I didn't prime. This is the 2nd. Let me say, priming is a must if you are painting glass!! The primed surface held the final spray way better than just clean slick glass alone. Oh & I did rub them down a little w/ sandpaper.
Next. After 2 oats of primer spray paint comes 2 coats of this fabulous Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint. Then on to a few wipe downs of glossy poly wipe-on. I kept wiping them down each day after I woke up.
Now you have to know I wasn't going to leave those Abe Lincoln styled shades on! I bought a couple of shades from Ross for $2.99 each! They have a beautiful selection of shades for uber cheap. I almost went w/ some shades that had a chrome lining. And I bought shorter harps from lowes for about $3 ea.
These lamps will go in my room. I also started (not finished) a set of stacking boxes I bought off of ebay for my mom. After seeing Jenny's boxes I knew I wanted to paint these (as well as reclaim them from my mom..thanks mom!).
After a good sanding, bring out the craft paint! Turquoise & Black please.
Painting those freakin flowers on the top was a nightmare. Note to self: use a foam brush..ALWAYS!
I'm thinking about some black ribbon to the lampshades. Not sure yet. I will let you in on how it looks if I do. Are you loving gold & turquoise or would you have went with silver? All of these items will be going into my room of course.