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?
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
I have a couple of brass lamps that need this makeover too :)
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.
Those came out looking really nice; your daughter will love them.
what a change!! so beautiful and classy. i have a lamp base that needs a paint makeover...may have to try that color.
What an awesome change,loving the new color, so perfect! Cindy
I love them. So will she.
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!
your such a good mom they look great!
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
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!
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!!
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
Putting ORB on my list. Just in case I run into a lamp that needs some TLC. GREAT makeover!
Those lamps look great! Blogging has caused me to look at everything with potential where I did not before! Thanks for sharing!
Super Cute Cindy! Great job!
Just poppin' in to wave hello! What a fun, happy, cheerful *busy* place this is! Love your energy for projects!
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
Cindy, those look like brand new lamps! Good job!
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.
Wow! What a difference a little spray paint can make, eh? Good job!
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 :)
great job! I did a project like this and it was soo worth it!
Good job on those - they look so totally different! I love the shades!
Amazing transformations!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! I love what you did with the shades!! Awesome!
Holy cow! What a difference! Those look like high end pottery barn lamps! Thanks for joining in on the party!
I have one of those lamps and I've been looking for a shade to fit it. I love how they look in bronz.
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