Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spray painted lamps

I am always browsing the thrift stores and Kijiji (Canadian version of Craigslist) for "treasures".  I've had my eye on a pair of lamps at Homesense for the past few weeks but just can't bring myself to pay $59.99 for a lamp. (Plus tax y'all, which here in Ontario is 13%!!!!).  Heck, no!  So I was pretty darn happy to find a pair of brass lamps on Kijiji for $15 for the set!  So happy in fact that I rushed them home and spray painted them with Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze before I could take the "before" picture!  Doh!

Sadly, no before and after pictures today....but here they are after a couple of coats of spray paint and the shades I had leftover from when I re-placed the shades of my bedroom lamps.  (I knew they would come in handy sooner or later!)

A little spray paint, some leftover shades, and I finally have lamps in the living room.

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  1. Love the oil rubbed bronze spray paint. I've used it on a few projects. You're lamps are amazing! Great job! -Angela @ http://mrswhitetwigandtea.com

  2. Thanks, Angela! I think I'm addicted to spray paint. Love the name of your blog...so cute!

  3. Wow! 13% tax!!! That's painful! Your lamp did turn out LOVELY!!

    Would love for you to share this at my very first linky party. My sister and I are working together over at “Think Tank Thursday”…would love to see you there!

  4. Hey Carrie! Thanks so much for asking me. I'll definitely pop over and link up

  5. that color is beautiful! I seriously love spray paint :)

    Thanks for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

    1. Thanks, Christina. Love your blog!

  6. I really love this! So creative. I found you through DIY Project Parade. I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest! Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-5.html

    1. Hi Lisa, Thanks for inviting me. I enjoyed linking to your party...great blog!

  7. I'm with ya! I can't bring myself to do it either...not $60. and $15--for the SET!! Wow! And dodge those tax at 15% (Ouch!) WTG!!!

  8. Your lamps turned out terrific, Jenna! Perfect shape, perfect shade, perfect paint color. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week. Be sure to stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

    1. I'm thrilled to be featured on your blog and delighted you like the lamps! Thanks so much, Liz!!

  9. Thanks so much for linking this up at our very first "Think Tank".

    This week's party is up and running. We would love if you would visit the "Think Tank" again this week!

  10. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

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