I have had a mini project on my mind for a while that I decided to do this weekend. I’m still trying to get everything pulled together in the guest room and end table lamps are something on my list. I have been scouring our house looking through our boxes of stuff that we *still* haven’t fully unpacked.
It’s been almost 3 years.
Please tell me I’m not alone in this?
I digress. There was a pair of lamps that we used in our old house that we liked at first but…they just weren’t that great anymore. They felt out of style and stuffy so I figured I would at least try to coat them with some spray paint and see if that would work for the guest room so I don’t have to invest in lamps quite yet.
I ran into the hardware store and grabbed some silver paint by Rust-oleum. There is silver nailhead trim on the headboard in that room so I figured I would try to tie that in and see if it works with the big picture.
I taped off the electrical parts of the lamp and then got to work.
I have never used spray paint before, and this stuff was super easy to use! I put one coat on in about 2 minutes, waited about 5 or 10 minutes for it to dry down a bit and then did coat number two.
Not bad! The paint took really well and I’m happy with it. Are they going to work in the space? Not sure yet, I will have to add some white shades and go from there. If it doesn’t end up working out, I may paint them another color to see if that will work or I may use them in a different area. We’ll see! That’s half the fun of taking your old things and trying to make them new again!