Back in the 90's, I remember the phrase in decorating was "Brass is Class".
Well, I was in college but I remember my Mom saying this when she was decorating.
The trend has moved away from that and I for one am ready to move with it. :)
I purchased a set of lamps from Macy's around 10 years ago after we first got married.
They were great for a long time, but I have realized they either need replaced or a little face lift.
I always loved the shape of the shades and the fact that they each had two bulbs in them with the two toggle chains to adjust the lighting.
I figured it would be much better to update them with a little spray paint rather than purchasing new ones.
Here they were in their original state
Here they are now:
Much better, huh?
Here's what I did.
Well, first of all, I have to tell you what my dear husband did.
He knew I was going to get my lamps painted or else.
I went to change into some older clothes and when I got into the kitchen, he had already started taking them apart.
He had fishing line in his hand and was tying it to the top of each lamp.
Okay, grateful for his, um, help, I let it go.
He proceeded to hang each lamp from a tree in the from yard.
We looked like we were doing some sick ritual in our front yard.
It was okay until the new neighbors who are building a house drove by.
I gave hubs "the look".
To which he replied, "WHHAATT?"
Anyway, new neighbors asked what was on the honey do list and I quickly told them to not ask. :)
Tim's method, though odd, worked well.
The lamps actually slowly spun around on their own, making it easy to get to each part of the lamp.
I sprayed each lamp with two coats of spray primer and then covered them with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
It was a very quick process.
The most time consuming part of the whole process was putting tape around the cords.
I really wanted to take a picture but it was thundering and getting crazy outside.
I was trying to make sure it didn't start raining on them.
Thankfully, the rain held off.
The wind did not and I still have a light coating of Oil Rubbed Bronze on my hands and legs.
Anybody have a good way to get spray paint off??
I think it was all worth it.
Do any of you have lamps that are in great shape but just need a little refreshing?
This was easy, quick, and cheap!
I love my new lamps!!!