I’m so excited to share this project with you! Recently, a new Goodwill opened up near us, and it is GOODWILL GOLD! Seriously! Every time I walk in there, I have to show some restraint and not grab all of the goodies I find. When I saw these lamps, I showed absolutely no restraint. I practically ran to them (you know, in case one of the other 2 shoppers wanted to fight me for them). I love all things milk glass and hobnail, so I was really excited when I scored these lamps for $4.99 a piece. I wasn’t even sure of what I would do with them, but I knew I couldn’t walk out without these pretties.
They were clearly old, and needed a little lovin’. I found the perfect spot for them on our bedroom night stands. We started out with some really cheap, small lamps around the house at first, and I’ve slowly replaced them as I’ve found good deals. Pretty lighting does not come cheap! I knew these bulkier lamps would be a better fit flanking each side of the bed. They also bring a little feminine, and vintage detail to our brown and blue, straight lined bedroom.
The wood parts of the lamps had definitely seen better days, and wasn’t the right color for our bedroom. I decided to spray paint the wooden parts gold. I’m all about gold and metallics these days. I lightly sanded each part and then covered the glass in plastic. First, I taped off the edges to make sure there wouldn’t be any bleed-through, then I taped plastic grocery bags around the glass and to the tape already there. I usually like to use the Frog painters tape, but I couldn’t find mine so I just used masking tape. I’m totally not a patient DIYer. Go with the painters tape. This is one of those “do as I say, not as I do” moments.
I sprayed a few light coats of a metallic gold by Valspar. I’m not super in love with their cans because I can’t use my gripper attachment , but it wasn’t too bad since it was such a small project.
Once I was done spraying them, and they had time to cure, I pulled off the plastic and tape and scrubbed down the glass. I waited to clean the years of dust off of the glass until after they were painted. I figured if there happened to be any paint bleed through (and there wasn’t! yay!), I’d only have to do one scrubbing. I just used a magic eraser and a little water and they looked brand new!
I’m in love with them! They are the perfect addition to our bedroom. The gold looks great with my metallic sunburst mirror above the bed.
Have you made any small additions to your home that have completed or changed the look or feel of a room in your home? Sometimes it’s just the little things!
Have a beautiful day!