Monday, April 22

Easy Peasy Lamp Makeover

Last summer I stumbled across this desk lamp. I had been tossed in a pile on the curb with a "free!" sign after someone's yard sale. I happened to need a desk lamp so I snatched it up.

It probably won't surprise you that the white wasn't doing too much for me. So I brought out my new friend - oil rubbed bronze spray paint.

I gave the lamp a few light coats until the white didn't show through any more. I left it outside a couple more hours to dry thoroughly. I was careful not to paint inside the lamp head because I didn't know how hot it would get in there. Better safe than sorry!

Then I moved my fancy new lamp to it's home on my desk. See how rich the color turns out?

I actually don't have a bulb for it yet - ha! So it's just sitting there looking pretty. But doing an excellent job of it! (you can see my mini book buntings here, and my painted drop cloth curtains here)

Considering it took me a year to paint the thing, the light bulb prospects aren't looking too good. :) Oh well, I usually want to sit out with the hubs instead. I like him.

Anyone else tried ORB yet? Or made-over an old lamp with paint?


  1. Love ORB! The lamp looks great! It has spiffed up some furniture hardware and an old silver tray, and I want to use it on the distracting white pipes under the basement bathroom sink.

    Guess I'll just have to accept the fact that there are no pics of Baby B accompanying this post. :)

  2. Hee hee, I can't sneak anything past you! :)
    And I LOVE the idea of painting the pipes under the sink!!!