I know I have been MIA for months! The world has been so blasted crazy for me I have not had time to keep up my blog. So sorry mi amigas y amigos. But I am working on getting all the projects I have done all summer posted and we shall start here:
So I am really on this major white kick! Everything I touch has to be painted white! I wanted to refresh these lamps (shown below) just because... so they ended up being my next white spray paint victim :-)
These lamps were purchased on clearance at Target for $14 each oh around 2 years ago.
They made their way around the entire house. First they were here in my previous home office (pictured below) and then they ended up in my stepdaughters room (sorry no pics of that) and then one made its way to my Real Estate Office. I tell ya...they've been around the block a time or two :-)
Well, I finally decided to paint them white!
So here's what I did.
I taped off all the pieces I didn't want white which meant the piece where the bulb goes and the cord. Then I sprayed...and sprayed... and sprayed with Krylon Dual. I am sooo glad I found this stuff! Its a primer and paint in one. One less step makes me a happy camper 'cause I am laaazy!
I had to use what I had on hand because I didn't want to spend any money....as usual. The finish was in a flat finish and after looking at it I decided I didn't really like it. So, I scoured my garage hoping to find that can of Krylon Crystal Clear that I KNEW I had from a previous project. Whew!! Found it! NO MONEY SPENT! YAY!!! Now I can spray on the shine!
LOOK!!! It's gettin' shiny!!! But not shiny enough!
That's the shine I was looking for!
And here is the finish product. I love it so much better in white than black.
Because I had house guests coming just days after I completed this I didn't have time to fancy up the lampshade. But don't worry, Amigas...that will be a reason for another a nice little post soon since the weather is getting cooler here and I will need indoor projects to do :-)
Aaahhh... I love spray paint!