Archives for January 2009
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Most of my married life, I’ve had attic decor – Sean and I both brought some things in to our marriage home. And for the most part, we’ve had what we needed. Other than that, we’ve either purchased a needed item (like a couch), made it (like a side table and entertainment center [I’m lucky to be married to a crafty man]) or reworked something that we already had or that we were given.
One such item was these lamps.
I remember when my mom bought them, my dad encouraged her to buy some for the entire house, since she like them so much. So glad she didn’t listen to that logic.
Otherwise I would have spent all day fixing these suckers up.
Don’t get me wrong – it was an super easy process. Sandpaper, Textured Spray paint (the kind for metal) and newspaper were all it took.
But one can only have so many attractive lamps around their home before running out of room. Or something like that.
So sanding and wiping down two lamps was entirely manageable.
I swear, I’m not giving anyone the finger. Apparently, I have some inner British to channel.
Or maybe I just have sandpaper dust issues that make me avoid touching it too much.
Once I sanded (very lightly sanded… nothing major; just to hold the paint better) and wiped, I got to spray. It took me two cans to do these lamps, though I would have preferred a third to touch up some of the thinner spots.
But even with the thin spots, they are a vast improvement over the polished brass from before.
But I’m screwed if polish brass comes back in style.
Finish it off with a lover-ly tassel from The Nester, and it’s a beauty to behold.