A while back, I decided to do a makeover on some silver style lamps that we have owned forever! It was a set of three from Penney's. This was long before I learned that everything looks more comfortable when things complement each other instead of matching!
I wanted them to have a mottled bronze finish. So after taping off the glass and things I didn't want to paint, I sprayed them with a satin brown.
I didn't think to take a picture of the next step (before blogging), but I sponged on some red acryllic paint. It is hard to see the red in the pictures. After that was dry, I then took the metallic glaze, brushed on and wiped off. I was really happy with how they turned out!
Here is another shot of the top section.
I bought these lamp shades from Walmart. They are brown on the outside and gold on the inside. Here is one of the three. I like how they turned out. I didn't paint the inside pole because I figured with it being silver, it was less noticeable through the glass.
As the family room comes together, I will show you the other lamps!! I am linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch!
I studied decorating pictures all weekend and came up with some ideas for layering in my vignettes. I have had some wonderful advice from my fellow bloggers that I am incorporating as well. So I went to some thrift stores but only found a few things. It is a start, though! I am going to do a little more today after my interview.
Yes!!! My interview is today so wish me luck!!