10.21.2009

Big brass do-over.

I'm selling some furniture for a friend who's mama passed earlier this summer.  I picked up several things myself just as I was going thru everything with her.  I've done makeovers on most of it and will be posting before and afters in the coming days.  Anyway, my newly married (and rather broke) daughter mentioned needing some lights for their living room.  So.....I grabbed these:

Yes, I know.  But it will be ok, I promise.



As you can see, one of them is rather old, and they don't perfectly match.  No worries.  I wiped them down reeeeeaaaaalllly well, and went to work using this:

And my BFF:


I also went hunting for shades that would fit these....no easy task, let me tell you.  I finally found some at Tuesday Morning (if you don't have these 'round your parts, I pity you.)  I added some ribbon with Glenda the Glue Gun because my daughter's room is painted chocolate brown.
Here's the after!


Not too shabby I'd say.  Maybe I'll keep 'em.




I just love the ORB spray paint....next to Heirloom White (and maybe Canyon Black), nothing transforms old yukkies like it!  Do you think dd will like them?

27 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, what a wonderful transformation. I love the bronze color. I love that paint too. I have sprayed a ton of things and they always look wonderful. Love the shades too. Hugs, Marty

Love the Decor! said...

Great transformation!!
I have a couple of brass lamps that need this makeover too :)

The White Farmhouse said...

If she don't like them smack her upside the head! Those are gorgeous now. Hard to imagine they are the same lamps. When I first saw them I thought "yuck". No more yuck now. Good job and how sweet to think of her.

Mimi said...

Those came out looking really nice; your daughter will love them.

Alissa said...

what a change!! so beautiful and classy. i have a lamp base that needs a paint makeover...may have to try that color.
thanks!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What an awesome change,loving the new color, so perfect! Cindy

cottagewish said...

I love them. So will she.

Mary said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad I visited today...I love the ORB, and have a project for it...if only it will turn out gorgeous like yours!

Blessings,
Mary

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

your such a good mom they look great!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Perfect! I'm sure she'll love it. ORB, who knew there was such a thing? I need to get out more! I do have the spray paint gun thingy. My daddy bought me one :) Fabulous re-do! Thank you for sharing! -Tammy

Catherine peacelovesweater@blogspot.com said...

Thanks for that post! I had no idea that they made oil rubbed bronze spray paint - my favorite- now I can spray paint everything!!!! Ya learn something everyday!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

What is that black thingy you put on the can??? Please let me know!! I wish I had known about the ORB a year ago when I ditched some lamps!!She will love these--great!!

Jane said...

Oh they look fabulous! Don't you just love that paint? It's so fun and thrifty too! Don't forget Friday is Frugalicious Friday ;) !!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Putting ORB on my list. Just in case I run into a lamp that needs some TLC. GREAT makeover!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Those lamps look great! Blogging has caused me to look at everything with potential where I did not before! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly H said...

Super Cute Cindy! Great job!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Just poppin' in to wave hello! What a fun, happy, cheerful *busy* place this is! Love your energy for projects!
Rene'

Janelle Openshaw said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I have an ugly brasss piano light that I am going to buy paint for today!
- Janelle @ www.janellescookbook.blogspot.com

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cindy, those look like brand new lamps! Good job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

If she doesn't like them feel free to pass them to me! :) Love the shades too. We have Tuesday Morning and I love them but I forgot to go there. Happy White Wednesday.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wow! What a difference a little spray paint can make, eh? Good job!

Blessings,
Sandi

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

Those lamps went through a remarkable make-over and turned out beautiful. The shades you found went perfect with the lamp -- perfect size, shape, and color. Thank you for visiting me at my blog. You have a great spot here, and I think I'll hang around a while, if you don't mind :)

Design A-Peele said...

great job! I did a project like this and it was soo worth it!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Good job on those - they look so totally different! I love the shades!

Manuela

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Amazing transformations!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! I love what you did with the shades!! Awesome!

Jen R. said...

Holy cow! What a difference! Those look like high end pottery barn lamps! Thanks for joining in on the party!

thedomesticfringe said...

I have one of those lamps and I've been looking for a shade to fit it. I love how they look in bronz.

-FringeGirl

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