I bought a lamp at the thrift store the other day. Ten bucks. A beauty, no?
I was super excited to work on a very SMALL do-it-myself project. The shape of this lamp was so great. Perfectly stylish. Just hidden by ugly finishes.
I picked up a couple of cans of spray paint at Home Depot the other day and settled on the vibrant teal can. Man, I guess I should have checked what the official color is, but I just can bring myself to get off my couch right now. Lazy.
I wanted an exciting color because my living room is very neutral... a charcoal sectional, linen sheers, a large silver mirror over the white fireplace, and a champagne carpet. I love love love neutral structure to the room because then the fun colorful stuff can be changed around or replaced if necessary. Not to say I have always done things that way. In a previous home, the living room was granny-smith green and the dining room was poppy turquoise. Dang, I am not sure why I just used the word "poppy." I hate it when designers or even regular people on tv say they want to make something in a room "pop." Soooo over used. Well, again, I guess I am being lazy because I am not going to bother trying to come up with a better word. It actually was very poppy.
After one coat, I started getting excited ::
After four more VERY light coats, I could hardly contain myself ::
I picked up a drum shade at Target tonight for $13, and it looks pretty smashing on top of the base. But, I have to get my husband to MacGuyver how the shade fastens to the lamp because its the wrong type of top. The lamp has a harp, but the shade is meant for a lamp without one. I can't wait to get it in place.
I feel like I'd like to say something wise here about why I chose to do a small DIY project and how to make a decision like that, but MAN. I just want to post this and move on. Can't wait to show the finished project. ***Update*** You can see the finished lamp here.