And the worst blogger of the year goes to—-Rachel! I knew that when I started this blog it would be a challenge for me to post regularly. I have lots of thoughts but am not great about putting them into actual words. So I thought I’d dive right back in with a little post about a couple of lamps that I’m making over for my bedroom.
First step was to clean them and sand them a little so the primer would stick. I don’t always do this (well I always clean them) but I really want these to hold up and not get nicked. I decided to try out liquid sander.
It seemed to do a nice job of getting any grime off and it was a lot less messy than sanding. Two thumbs up from me. Next I taped off parts I didn’t want paint on, like the cord and the light bulb sockets, and pulled out my trusty spray primer.
and TaDa! Looking better already:)
Finally I used a can of spray paint to transform these plain jane lamps into something fabulous. After about 3 light coats they look like this.
After I add the matching lamp shades and have them in my room, I’ll show you the finished finished photo. But I’m loving them so far!
And what do I do while I wait for paint to dry between coats? Well I take pictures of “the coach”.
Coach had just sent out the medic to take care of the “injured” player.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, are the details of transforming a couple of old lamps.
**please note, no children, football players, fake football players, animals, plant life or husbands were injured in the process of this makeover.
***ok to be honest, a few bugs might have been painted.