Work has been rough lately. Super stressful. And just like Erin over at His & Hers (who made a million pillows after a stressful week), when I get stressed I get crafty. Just give me a glue gun or a new cupcake recipe and stand back. Last week, this floor lamp didn’t take the hint. It didn’t stand back. It just stood there looking black and broken and shabby — the perfect
victim candidate. I had a can of white spray paint and it had a date with destiny.
My mom and I had previously tried to spray paint this guy a pearly white while I was out of work for my shoulder. We didn’t bother to prime the lamp though (oops), and ended up with more of a silver gray.
We’d been living with this guy silvery gray for a while, and I just wasn’t digging it. He needed a change. Enter one can of Semi-gloss White Rust-oleum.
Three thin coats later, I was feeling much less stressed and Mr. Lamp was looking something like this.
Add a new Ikea shade I picked up last month and Mr. Lamp was looking quite dapper indeed (can you see why I’m jonesing for a DSLR?).
Now I’m just concerned he doesn’t stand out enough next to the white couch (which really, really needs its slip cover straightened out. yeesh). Thoughts?
Have you had any rage induced spray paint (or similar) binges lately?