Now that the end table is in place I needed a little lamp to light the area. I looked at yard sales and Goodwill and didn’t find anything small enough. When I went to my mom’s house last week I asked her if she had a spare lamp. My mom is the queen of lamps, clocks and end tables…I should have started with her first! She said, “Go into my bedroom – there is one on the dresser you can have.” Well I went into the bedroom and there were four lamps sitting on the dresser one of which was this…
I wasn’t crazy about the cardinal but it was the right size and perfect for the little end table. And I do loves birdies lately. The first thing I asked was “You don’t want it back right?” And she immediately asked, “Why are you going to paint it?”
Dutch Boy had sent me some paint to review. It is part of their Refresh Line which has low VOC’s. I had the color Lake Champlain in my paint sprayer (I will show you that project soon!) so after I primered it I sprayed the entire base. I very much love this color but it needed some more shading to make it look more regal. So I used some turquoise Rub N’ Buff and rubbed it all over. Perfect! The paint was a little dull for my liking so I gave it a very light spritz of some of Krylon’s Clear Crystal Glaze.
I loves it! Isn’t it adorable??? Here is a shot of it all lit up.