Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I Love Lamp

My daughter Jessica has her own, very first, super- cute studio apartment. The problem is, it’s a little dark. I gave her a couple of old hand-me-down brass lamps –they lit the room just fine, but looked a little sad amongst her other funky d├ęcor. Jessica is a fashion school grad and works in the industry, so esthetics are especially important to my creative girl. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Here is the before shot of the lamps. Not much to look at, but very well-made. By the way, I built that workbench complete with peg board. By myself. And those are my tools, not Brad’s. I have my own air compressor and nail gun too. :)

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Be sure to cover the areas you don’t want to paint. For lamps, I find that the plastic grocery sacks work best along with a little painter’s tape. Also, be sure that your surface is clean and dry before painting.

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While my paint was drying, I covered the shade. I used craft paper to draw my template by rolling the shade and tracing along the edge.

I then sprayed the shade with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray. Be sure to cover the entire outside surface of the shade.

I covered the outside rims of the shade with black bias tape and snipped the inside tape so that it would fit snugly in a circle. I should have taken pictures, but I forgot. Sorry. Please email me with any questions. I’ll try to scrounge up another shade and do a tutorial.

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I used Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Spraypaint in Gloss Berry Pink. I am in love with the results, and more importantly, so is Jessica!



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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I'm Back

I've been MIA for a bit, but now I'm back. Do you ever have those times in your life where there are literally not enough hours to get everything accomplished? The past couple of weeks have been that way for me. Something had to give, and unfortunately it was blogging. I will try my best not to do that again. Check back tomorrow for some fabulous how-to posts and maybe a recipe or two.