It may sound like a cliche, but paint never ceases to amaze me!!
Last week I was searching for a dresser on Craiglist, I need one for my daughter's room, I've been looking for it for quite a long time with no success! Instead, I found these two curvy ladies! That's the actual picture I saw of the lamps! I kind of liked them! My $15 offer for the pair was accepted immediately!
Friday morning I was picking them, Hubby came with me. I was surprised at the size of these babies! They were gigantic! But for that price and how well made they were I got them!
Besides the lamps, we also got a yellow working bench with a vice $free, a cupboard $free, some vinyl discs $free, and some tools $10! The owners were selling the house and downsizing, they were trying to get rid of many things and those items were the ones we thought we could put to good use!
At home I set to work by first cleaning everything very well! All day Saturday we took care of the bench, moving the one we already have to a new spot and placing the new one in its place.
Sunday I began working with the lamps, covering with painters tape the places I didn't want to paint.
Ready to paint.
I began applying the primer.
After the primer I applied a white spray paint I had and after that a coat of Crystal Clear Enamel because I wanted a glossy finish on them.
Here all painted!
Now it was time to work on the shade.
Instead I had to use Acrylic paints to cover the black trim!
I applied a coat of light blue paint, but it was too light! After that, I applied one more coat of Calypso Sky and I liked it!
The new bench on its place.
The old white bench to the right with the cupboard on top.
Then it was time to find a place for my new big lamps!
Their new spot flanking the fireplace seems OK to me! What I don't like that much is the stools where I had to put them on. I guess I now have to find some proper tables for them or do something to those stools!
Check HERE for the easy, last minute art I created for above the mantel.
Don't you love paint transformations?!
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