Slowly but surely I've been working on improving the look and comfort of our dining room. Over the last several months we've added a rug, mirror, drapes and moved our console into the room. I also played musical lamps and brought in lamps that were previously in our living room. The lamps (from Homegoods) have a nice shape and height, but they looked bland against the similarly colored walls and linen chairs. After seeing Cassie's (Hi Sugarplum) recent lamp debate and Janell's (Isabella & Max Rooms) glossy lamp paint job, I decided to paint these lamps to give them some personality.
I just taped a plastic bag over the parts of the lamp I didn't want painted.
And chose a blue I thought would compliment the drapes.
I spayed a thick layer of spray paint on the lamps, but didn't use any gloss. What a difference!
Then I wanted to see how the lamps would look embellished with some ribbon. I literally just taped the ribbon at one end because I didn't want it to be permanent.
I like how the ribbon looks on the shade- but I think the color of the lamp and ribbon is too blue for the room. I should've chosen a color with more aqua in it to compliment the drapes.
I will probably end up repainting these since it's so easy to do and there is such a large array of colors of spray paints to choose from. But I still wanted to show you this project in case you were like me and had never considered spray painting a lamp.
So easy. And check out all the fun spray paint colors I found recently at Lowe's. Now I'm wandering around the house wondering what I can paint next. You do that too, right?!