Last week I took some pictures for a craft area swap I was in on Swap-Bot.
Pardon the mess.
Yes, my crafting area is always a bit messy. I'm not sure you can trust a neat crafter. :)
Notice the brassy lamp. I decided I had enough of it.
So I took a can of glossy black spray paint and gave it a couple coats.
It looked better instantly, except for the lamp shade.
The ivory shade made the lamp look dumpy but I didn't want to buy another shade. After some contemplating I thought about the fabric spray paint I had seen earlier in the day. Hmm, could I spray paint the shade? Sure, why not? If it didn't go well I could always take it apart and make a new shade or buy another one if it went horribly wrong.
A couple coats of silver spray paint and a new shade was born. At first I painted just the outside but when it was on the ivory/yellow hue was still visible and it didn't look right.
A couple coats of paint on the inside of the shade and it looks a lot better. The light is muted but looks like a new lamp and I don't need this lamp for task lighting.
I know the paint on something so close to a light bulb should probably be fire resistant, but for this lamp I was willing to take a chance with regular spray paint.
Now I'm eyeing this green lamp in the opposite corner of the living room.