DIY Spray-Painting Secrets: A New Look for Old Lamps
Lamp makeover time! These beige and yellow-gold lamps were in our old trailer for as long as I can remember. I'm not sure if they were one of my grandfather's Auction Barn purchases, or if someone picked them up at the Livingstonville Flea Market, or if they're family heirlooms. I couldn't part with them, but the base of the lamp was pretty chipped. And the tan, fleshy color made the curvaceous top look a little too... butt-like? Maybe boob-like? Or am I seeing things?
Anyway, I was thinking gray or matte silver for the new lamp color. My mom went with the silver metallic for a little more bling. Totally the right idea.
We had to cover the tops of the lamps and the wires so they wouldn't get paint sprayed on them. If I were in charge, I would've been messing with painter's tape and garbage bags and who knows what else. Luckily, my mom and my aunt did the spray-painting job, and they had the idea to cover the tops of the lamps and wires with foil. Duh! So simple, so effective. Here's one spray-painted lamp and one unpainted:
Here, they're both painted. The foil worked great.
The lamps were immediately gleaming and modern, their tops looking far less like butt cheeks.
I liked the old lamps.
But I love their new look: