Friday, June 28, 2013

This little light of mine...

If you follow us on Facebook (and you should) you have seen this lamp before. Hooper and I often take pictures of cool things and suggest someone... anyone go get it. I saw this lamp for $35 at HG and told you people to go get it. And you did... you bought one so I bought the other bringing my lamp total in my house into the 20's. Intervention anyone?

Although I love it something was missing... Or let's just say it had not reached it's full potential. Hmm... Since I am embracing my inner DIY this summer I decided to take this little light of mine and let it shine.

I decided to do horizontal stripes painted on the inside of the glass. I taped the top of the inside and then did a strip on the outside of the glass so I could keep my stripes straight... Tracking?

When all my taping was done I covered everything I didn't want to spray in paper including the bottom of the inside and the outside because remember I am painting the sides of the inside of the lamp.

 It's a good thing Jeff doesn't always read the blog because it was way too hot to spray paint outside so I made a little make shift spray booth and spray painted in my kitchen. It's not that I am a princess,  while I do not like to sweat (It's true) it actually was too hot to use the paint outside. Paint does best in temperatures of 60-70 degrees not 90 and humid. I mean don't we all?
I used Rust-Oleum metallic in champagne mist for the stripes. Removing the tape was like Christmas! Drum roll please.....
(sorry for the pic- another overcast HUMID day...ughhh...)
It needs a little touch up but for the most part I think it turned out great! What do you think? Now, I'm thinking I want the other one so I can have  a pair for the girls room. Anyone have the other one? Anyone? ...-A
Happy weekend!
Bye, bye birdie,

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