Every time I go into Hobby Lobby, At Home or various other department home stores I longingly eye the pretty lamps. I love a house full of light! Natural light is the best! But, seeing a warm glow from a lamp whether it be day or night, needed or not needed….I LOVE how light adds that sparkle to a room. Unfortunately lamps can be expensive. Especially the pretty ones. Then to make it worse, the lamp shade is NOT included! What!?!?! $50 + just for the base and another $25 + for the shade! That can add up pretty quickly.
Recently I have been drawn to the pretty metallic lamp bases. The ones that have almost a mercury/mirrored look. I think it’s because it is a trend right now and I’m seeing pretty shiny lamps in all things decorating. One day I got depressed after returning a beautiful, metallic lamp to its shelf. I had placed it in my cart and eventually talked myself out of the purchase. I decided I had nothing to lose in first trying an experiment with lamps we already owned. These lamps were purchased years before from the Salvation army. If I recall they were brass. We spray painted them black. Which in itself are great for the right room. But my style keeps changing through the years. I considered all of the different kinds of spray paints out there and decided on “CHROME.” Wasn’t really sure how it would do?But here are the results!
I LOVED this look so much, I wanted to paint another one. The next lamp was a black ceramic lamp with a wood base.
Took the Chrome spray paint to it!
This look may not be for everyone. But for the time being I am so pleased! And mainly because I saved a whole lot of money! I did purchase this finial for the top of one of the lamps. I didn’t know they made such a thing but it was only $3. I thought it was a pretty touch.
Now the lamps are in my bedroom adding the warmth that I so desire in my home.