If you've been following my blog you may remember that on one of my recent thrift store excursions I picked up these lamps:
And Theatre Boy thought they should be orange:
But he didn't get his way :-( See, these lamps were going in Girlfriend's room on her dresser. And I put them there and they sat for a time while we waited for some inspiration to hit. And it finally did!
Girlfriend just loves this dress that Grandma found at a thrift store:
She loves it so much, that it's the inspiration for the redo of her bedroom! It will be the 'Plaid-ish Orange-y, Yellow, Turquoise with just a *hint* of Green Room' when we are finally done!
But back to the lamps. It took me some time to find the right color of yellow for her cute little lamps, and I finally found it in Rustoleum Painters Touch Sun Yellow in Gloss. It's the perfect match!
We started by cleaning the lamps really good. I like to use alcohol wipes and then let it dry. These lamps weren't metal, they were some kind of composite/resin. After they were clean we taped off the cords and the top. Then we gave the lamps three coats of Valspar primer. I was surprised by how much primer these lamps took, but they were so dark they definitely needed it!
After the primer dried then we gave them 3-4 coats of the glossy yellow. And they turned out so pretty!
I have seen spray painted lamps all over the blogosphere and have always wanted to try it. It turned out so much better than I even thought it would. The paint was so shiny smooth and pretty! Girlfriend loved them!
They earned a prominent place on her dressing table:
Super duper pretty!
So, Girlfriend has talked about glazing these (must get that obsession from her mother) so this may not be the last post you see about these lamps!
I am having having so much fun with this blog! It's like incentive to git'er done! I have some more exciting news to share also. This past week BIG FAMILY/small apartment featured on not just one - but TWO other blogs!
and for that I earned my first *Featured* button:
My second feature was for my Duct Tape Bed Skirt over on Homemaker On A Dime for having the most click-throughs from last weeks 'Creative Bloggers' Party And Hop'! And then I earned another button:
Isn't that so cool? I'm gonna have buttons on my blog (as soon as I can figure out how to get them on there - ha!). I've only been blogging for a couple months and couldn't believe people were reading my blog, let along liking what I was doing. Woohoo!
We have a great week coming up with more projects that we've been finishing here at BIG FAMILY/small apartment. We'll hope you'll follow along and join us!
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