Sunday, February 16, 2014

THE BLUEST LAMPS ON THE PLANET..


Greetings, Everyone!! I hope all is well in your sunny household.
Ok, this project is a breeze. I simply wanted to give some cheapie lamps I purchased from Lowes a pop of color. I absolutely LOVE pops of color in a home that is mostly monochromatic (Using the tints and shades of one color within a hue..basically: a color scheme of browns, dark chocolates, creams, whites), it always gives a pleasant aura of surprise. And because I am a rustic chic type of chic and love colors that are  
analogous (using colors found in nature), I thought this blue would be purrrfect alongside my gold sea urchins, glass vase filled with reeds and gold painted pine cones..oh, and let's not forget the huge marble tumbled stone medallion..The combo was simply divine!! And, I LOVE juxtaposing different colors and textures: smooth against rough, dark against light, tall against short, sparkly against dull...love!
There's really no step by step for this, I will simply list what I used, what I did and voila..easy, peasy! I originally swooned over some blue high gloss lamps at West Elm, but of course, their lamps were $$$ and I got the bluest lamps on the planet for under 10 bucks!! So, go, paint away my little artists, hold your head high and stick your chest out at your finished work!!

 BEFORE YOU THROW OUT THOSE OLD LAMPS..GIVE EM A ONCE OVER!

I purchased a can of Rust-Oleum spray paint in Maui Blue Gloss. You can find at Lowes or Walmart














Be sure to paint in an open ventilated area..Once dry, allow to off gas for about 24-48 hours (leave outside or in an open area until fumes subside)...I simply spray painted (be sure not to hold the spray paint too close as clumping will occur) these lamps with about 3 coats of paint and allowed to dry. After a couple of days, I brought them inside and added a little 'blue' bling to the base. I found these beauties, surprisingly, at Walmart in the DIY jewelry section for about $4 . Voila, that's it..Now, I'm looking into a DIY project for the lamp shades..ahhh, but we'll see about that later..Till then, enjoy!












THE FINISHED LOOK:






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