Monday, February 6, 2012

More Afters and My Obsession with Lamps Continues...

Before Thanksgiving, my son said the guest room looked like a lamp grave yard. I just laughed, and imagined how much he'll appreciate a few nice lamps in his upcoming apartment. :)

Remember the little beauty above? She was pretty cute when I found her for $5.00 - I like her silhouette and I love the crackled glass texture. But the antique brass finish just made her look cheap and outdated. Since I've been doing lamps for my living room revision, I have a can of the most beautiful soft silvery finish - Krylon nickel silver. I decided this was just the ticket for this lamp. I didn't even take her apart - I just taped her off and covered the glass with a plastic bag. 

Here's the before: 

Now the after again:

It's a subtle change, but it makes all the difference in bringing this lamp up to date.

What do you think of this shade? It's another Walmart score for less than $7.00! I saw it when I bought the blue floral one, but I thought it was brown. On closer inspection, it is a lovely gray with tan and matte gray circles on it. It looks so good in my living room with the pieces I'm putting in there! I bought two, and I may go to another store and buy more.

This next lamp was not pictured in my before shots, but it was another brass lamp I had painted green for my ill-fated green living room. It's now painted in the nickel paint. It has the cutest shape!

It also looks good in this gray shade:

And I STILL have quite a bit of this paint! It covers very well - one coat and a touch-up partial coat has worked on everything I've sprayed with it.  

Both lamps and 2 shades have cost less than $25. I LOVE that!

Word for the Day:

2 Samuel 22:29
You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.

Lord, we thank you for the light! May your day and night be filled with light.


Linking with:
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Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh good one, perfect verse to go with your post. See you at Cowgirl Up!! Giddee Up!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

The paint really changed the look! I love the shade! esisane

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

HAHA! I don't know why the letters 'esisane' appeared on my post above!

Leslie said...

Very good job. I love the finish!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Love this :) Great Score!
Visiting from
Cowgirl up


Amanda Dale said...

I definitely couldn't pass up a lovely lamp like that for that price! Thanks for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Thanks for linking up and inspiring me to maybe keep some old brass lamps. I think I'll try painting them, nothing to lose, right?

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outjunking said...

Love the nickle finish very ooh la la!

Radiostyrd Helikopter said...

Yeah, Its really look fine after well painted. Such a very good job done with painting the lamp.

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Oh my the finish on that paint color is amazing! I have a lamp I recently got that is just waiting for it's makeover. I might have to go out & get a can of that!

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

ok, ya had me at lamps (my husband calls me a lamp junkie) but then you threw in the crackle glass too. They both turned out awesome. Thanks for following, I followed back. =)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love shiny pretty things, too!

Katalina Jewelry said...

The silver finish looks great!

Susan said...

Wow - that nickel paint came out wonderfully! Nice job. :)