Remember way back in August when we had a Thursday Dilemma about our hand-me-down Walmart bedside lamps?
We finally did something about them… it just took us three months to do it.
Most of you suggested we spray paint them a bright coral color. I agreed with you until we got our spiffy new curtains hung last week.
Now I think that coral would blend in as much with the curtains as the white does with the table. Instead, I decided to go with my new color favorito: navy blue. Specifically, Rust-Oleum’s Ultra Coverage 2x in Gloss Navy Blue.
First, I wiped down the lamps and taped up the sockets and cords with blue painters tape (left over from making our Euro Sham pillows).
Yes, it was dark when I painted these (thanks to dumb-butt daylight saving’s time). Funny story: there wasn’t much light coming from our garage, so every five minutes I ran down the alley waving my arms like a crazy woman to set off the neighbor’s motion-detector flood lights so I could see to paint.
Anyway. After taping up the lamps, I hit them with a light coat of primer just for good measure.
Once it was dry, I coated them with several thin, even coats of navy blue.
After letting them dry, we removed the tape and brought them in.
I love the glossy pop of navy next to the white and coral of the curtains!
You guys were definitely right about these lamps, though; all they needed was a little TLC and a can of spray paint!
Did you spray paint anything this weekend? Have you ever salvaged hand-me-down lamps with a little spray paint therapy? Can you believe it gets dark at 5:45 now?!