Saturday, February 25, 2012

From Ugly to Pretty With a Little Paint

A few months ago I was dying for some new lamps for our den and started looking... Not only did I not really find what I was looking for I came to realize....lamps are expensive!  Wow!  I guess I hadn't shopped for lamps in awhile!  That's when I started "shopping my house."

We already had some ugly well-made lamps in the den that hubby had before we married - they were, shall we say, not my faves, if ya know what I mean...




We thought hey, let's paint these or get rid of them, so we chose to paint.  First we primed them and let that dry, then we painted them a very nice, creamy beige.  We also removed that fake "key" sticking out of the side there.  It was a one-hundred-percent improvement!  I ordered black shades from Lamps Plus, which were beautiful, but we realized once we put them on the lamp that they were really too small for the height..  sooo - Hubby took to shortening the lamps...




And in the end they look pretty good.  Although, I'm not super happy with the color.  I always tend to go with a "safe" color as I did here with the beige.  I try to imagine them being red, or yellow, or even gold - but then I'd kind of be right back where I started!  For now they'll do just fine - until I get the itch to paint them again.

How about you, have you ever done a quick little paint job on something that totally changed how you felt about it?   I'd love to hear about it if you have :o)


Love, Kelli

3 comments:

  1. ooooo, great lamp makeover!!!

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  2. Hey Kelli! I like the lamp. It has a nice fresh look.: ) Why u scaaarrrd to try bold paint colors? lol, If you don't like it, just paint over it. heehee

    Smiles!
    Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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  3. They look great all spiffied up-following you from TDC-stop by for a visit!

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