i should be mopping the floor: ORB Paint on a Goodwill Lamp

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ORB Paint on a Goodwill Lamp



I have serious lamp issues, y'all. This is the third transformation of this lamp, which I originally found at Goodwill a year ago. I *think* it's finally done. 

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Where she originally started.

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First transformation. Okay...but nothing spectacular. 


Second transformation, still not 100% on what I truly felt about this makeover. It involved foil, Mod Podge & stain. And was messy. In all its finished glory, it just looked dirty. I realized it needed a change when a recent guest exclaimed, "Oh no, what happened to your lamp?" I did. I happened to my lamp.


So I turned to my new BFF, Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB) Spray Paint. And it's companion...sealer.

I painted it with nice thin layers. You can still see the texture of the foil. I really like that. Unless of course someone stops by and says, "Oh no, what happened to your lamp?" Yes, I have a nagging need for approval. It's beyond annoying, friends. 

And here she is. New shade and all. (Snagged this shade along with its black counterpart on clearance at Tar-jay). I recently saw another blogger who grabbed the same shade on clearance. And proceeded to cover it since she hated the design. I don't hate it. But, if enough of you tell me you do, I may get a complex. Serious need to people please. It's pathetic.












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4 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I haven't delved into metallic spray paint yet, but I really need to! Thanks for sharing on Handmade Tuesdays!

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  2. It looks wonderful! I love ORB! It is also my best friend! :)

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  3. That looks wonderful...I love your comment about the free lightbulb lol. Megan

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  4. Very nice! And I LOVE the clearance shade from Tar-jay! Great job!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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