I got this hideous brass lamp out of a dumpster. Don’t worry I did not climb into the dumpster to retrieve it. It was just sitting on the the top begging me to take it. I don’t really know why I took it home. It must be a weird Roadkill Rescue sickness. I am guessing in my head I thought it was too good to pass up and I could use the electrical wiring to rewire a new lamp someday. But that day never came. Fast forward a year and now I am in need of a lamp for the new coral and gray guest room I have been working on. Hello brass lamp!
To be honest I wasn’t even sure if spray paint would make this look any better. But I figured it was worth a try.
Rustoleum Clean Metal Spray Primer
Krylon Gloss Spray Paint in Coral Isle
3M Painters Tape
3M Sanding Sponge
1. I washed the lamp really well to get the grime off of it and then I sanded it down with my sanding sponge. I taped off the cord and socket.
2. Since the brass is a metal I figured it would be better to use metal primer spray paint followed by a few light coats of the Coral Isle spray paint.
I wasn’t sure I was going to like it with the 80’s cut outs in the glass ball but once I got a new lampshade I was confident it would find its place in my home. I purchased a medium drum shade at Target for $15 that was cream but had a little khaki stitching running through it.
The Coral Isle spray paint matched the coral accents in my guest bedroom perfectly tying together the pillow and pillowcases.
This room is slowly coming together.
1. Hang curtain rod and find curtains for the room.
2. Get a lamp.
3. Find a coral throw to go over a chair in the room
4. Find a long wood dresser for the room
5. Replace the headboard either with a wood one or upholstered one.
6. Decorate the walls
7. Find a few small accessories for the nightstand and table
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