demise of the heinous lamp.

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.

14 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. @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!

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

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

    Cool project, very nice!

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  7. Good job, Martha Stewart!

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  8. @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!)

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

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

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

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

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  13. some things just can't be explained, only experienced

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