|After the rescue from a lamp-life of ugly|
On one of my outings, I snagged a poor castoff lamp, knowing I could save it from a life of ugly. My continuous guest bedroom project needed a new bedside lamp, so it was destiny that I rescue this one (the $5 price tag didn't hurt.)
|Thrift Lamp - BEFORE PHOTO|
I painted the lamp with Rust-oleum Hammered first and allowed it to dry. Unfortunately, I did not do a great job of getting pictures to document my entire process. Once the Hammered paint was dry, I lightly sprayed the entire lamp with water and immediately followed up with the Metallic Finish (silver) spray paint. This created a pebble-like surface. I did this a few times, adding more texture with each coat.
|Thrift Lamp - IN PROGRESS|
|Thrift Lamp - FINISHED|
The pebble-look diminishes a great deal after the lamp has had time to completely dry. However, there is still a texture on the lamp surface.
|I haven't purchased a new shade for it yet, so, in the interim, I simply sprayed the old shade with the Metallic Finish paint. It's not what I ultimately want, but it will serve until I find my vision.|
Now, the lamp belongs in this century and fits the room beautifully.
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