Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tobin's Lamp Before And After

25 Cent garage sale lamp.  The needle pointed somewhere between average and nasty on the "condition odometer".

With a little paint, most anything can look good again!  May I not recommend spray painting lampshades though?  At least this one didn't work so well!  It made it real brittle and any amount of handling (and handling is kind of required with lamp shades, they don't float on top by themselves!) can cause it to crack!  Also, you think you're spraying it on nice and evenly and THEN..... you turn on the light.  Oops, not as even as you thought!  Hope you enjoyed the before and after today, brought to you from Tobin's bedroom upstairs. :)


  1. I love it and I'm glad you wrote the spray painting tip!! I was debating doing that to one I found. I might try material instead!! haha
    You're to funny. Thanks!!

  2. Oh how cute! I love how you used 2 different colors. Love the contrast!

  3. I didn't even see this one when I was reading your blog...You do a great job with the black and white color scheme....That is a huge makeover for the better!

    Take care,


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