demise of the heinous lamp.

20 September 2010

Despite what the title says, this isn't a story of me destroying a perfectly good working hand-me-down lamp. I'm all about the reuse, Internets.

Instead, please think of this like Darth Vader killing Anakin Skywalker. The lamp, seduced by the better-looking side of the Force, ceased to be Heinous Lamp... and *became* Pretty Lamp.

I've always loved the shape of this lamp, but the orange faux-marbling made it look like someone threw poo at it.


Time for the spray paint.

Min's a pretty crafty girl, so she threw on her paint smock and decided to help out. Lam was official photog.


This project took less than an hour to do from beginning to sitting-on-the-end-table-lookin'-purty. And considering it was my first ever foray into the world of spray paint, I think our reborn lamp looks quite lovely and significantly less poo-ish.

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Avitable said...

It looks awesome - did you put a sealant on it to keep it from flaking? I'd recommend it.

Nenette AM said...

@Avitable: Oh, no, I haven't! Thanks, I'll go out today and get some to spray on.

LRM said...

Retro pooh to traditional. Very nice now and good job.

Nenette AM said...

@LRM: thanks, m'dear. :) I had so much fun doing it that now I'm wandering through the house wondering what else I can spray paint!

Su said...

FUN!!! You are in so much trouble now that you are into spray painting. Resist the urge to spray paint the cat. :)

Cyndi said...

Yeah because Anakin was just annoying and Darth Vader was just bad-a$$! :)

Cool project, very nice!

Loukia said...

Good job, Martha Stewart!

Nenette AM said...

@Su: OMG, it's like a disease!!! The cat's safe... it's Roomie and the kids who need to watch out! :) lol

@Cyndi: Yeah, Ani was just a little whiny dude, wasn't he?! :) Thanks, darling. xo

@Loukia: It's a good thing. ;) (And thanks, m'dear!)

mark.banaag said...

this makes me happy that you're spray painting...it's in the fam

Nenette AM said...

@mark.banaag: Look at me, taking after my little cousin! :) Why didn't you tell me this was so much fun?!

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

SO much better!!

Haley-O (Cheaty) said...

Wow!!! I'm so impressed! That looks stunning!

kyooty said...

It turned out wonderful, it will now match my livingroom Curtains.

mark.banaag said...

some things just can't be explained, only experienced

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