Back to life-size decor for the day around here.
So to answer your question: yes, you can spray paint lamps.
Several months ago, I picked up two mismatched table lamps for our living room. I really liked the shapes of the bases. Well, I mostly liked the prices, but the shapes were very nice as well.
It’s amazing how much different old lamps can look with a little makeover. Here is what I did to refinish mine (get ready for some sub-par photos—I just get to excited to do the projects that forget to plan the photos well):
The one on the left is all metal and the one on the right is a combination of metal, wood and glass.
I gave them a good cleaning and sanded them with some fine sandpaper. Then primed them.
And then put them on display in the living room for several months, because I couldn’t decide what color to paint them.
Last week, I finally finished them up with a can of gold (Metallic Caramel Latte by Krylon, my favorite cool, light gold—it’s the same one I used for spray painting my cork board).
And they are topped off with new shades from Target. I can’t remember how much I paid for them, but I’m sure they were either on sale or I had a coupon. Or both. The total for the two “new” lamps was under $30.
And as usual, the one that was less attractive in the beginning ended up being my favorite.
So, if you have any dated lamps that you aren’t crazy about anymore, try spray painting them. You might end up liking them more than the brand new, expensive ones you’ve been wanting.
PS: I’ll be back Wednesday with a full page of resources, inexpensive products that I recommend and lots of DIY tutorials for the dollhouse contest.