Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nightstand Lamp Makeover

Thanks to this awesome paint by Rust-Oleum. This is all surface spray: Wood, Metal, Plastic, Cement. It requires very little prep work (right up my alley!). But, the best part is the Hammered effect. It's faux painting in a can: Just spray it on. Excellent.

I was awed by Juniper's Lamp Makeover, and I started looking at my nightstand lamps differently. Hmm.... brass, isn't that just screaming 80's?

So, I hauled the lamps outside and taped off the fixture at the top, and the switch. Placed it on some newspaper, and sprayed.

They're looking good already. I sprayed two coats in total. This photo is after only one coat, look at the effect already!


And look at how beautiful this lamp is on my nightstand! It makes a huge difference. I swear it updated the whole room, and it took me longer to clean off my nightstand and take this picture than it took me to do the whole project!

13 comments:

the treat girl said...

I've been thinkin' the same thing!!!! I HAVE to finish up my master bedroom makeover...the only thing I have left to do is the lamps!!! I'm sure I can work with what I have...I just don't know what color to do the base....and I have to find new lampshades....that's been the hard part....thanks for the push...maybe next week when the kiddos go back to school.

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

Love it! I have that same exact paint and have used it on alot of stuff! Love very little prep and instant texture!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh my MUCH better! It looks so classy now.

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

LOVELY! It's making me rethink the old junk my Mom has in her basement waiting to be donated....

Shanty2Chic said...

So cute... and it looks brand new! Way to go... you did a great job!
~Whitney

Jennifer Juniper said...

I know what you mean, a can of spray paint opens up a world of possibilities!

Sachiko said...

Great transformation! I need to finish my master bedroom makeover too...

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