Tuesday, October 6, 2009

green lamp

my lamp collection is growing! this one is my latest. it was purchased at Goodwill for $6 and the shade was purchased at Old Time Pottery for $7. i used "avocado" by krylon.


the color is aptly named- same color as all the appliances in the '60's and '70's. that's why i love it!

i also spray painted that little lidded box!

have you caught the spray painting bug? tell me or leave a link in the comments- i would love to see what you have painted!







Added to Kimba's DIY Day.

23 comments:

Lindsey @ Better After said...

You're bringing avacado back, yeah!
Them other colors won't know how to act, yeah!

talesandtrials said...

Your lamp looks great. I spray paint just about anything that will stand still!!

What type of spray paint did you use on the shiny gold surface of the lamp? I have been wanting to re-do a lamp but haven't come across one that I love yet. I wasn't sure if spray paint would run on a shiny surface but it looks nice and smooth on your lamp.

Maryeliz said...

VERY nice! I love that color.

Erin said...

tales- me too! haha.

i used a primer and krylon spray paint for the lamp. i did not sand the lamp just cleaned all the parts with a damp rag and let dry then prime and paint.

erin said...

i just posted about a lamp I painted too! I've been spray painting tables, decorative dishes, and well, anything I feel like needs a new color :)

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Spraycanitis. That's what I have...and NOT looking for a cure...

Mama Thompson said...

I just spray painted my fireplace....got rid of the sweet gold piece...and I LOVE it. I don't have my pics posted quite yet, but should by tonight. I turned my sister on to spray painting (she had gold fans in 3 rooms of her home...now they are silver) before I ever picked up a can...now I can't put them down. LOVE IT and love that green!

Shanda said...

I love that! Great idea! I need a lamp for Paris' room and now I know how I can make it really easily and cheap.

jen said...

You already know I'm addicted to spray paint, though I have been slightly more obsessed with cooking and baking lately than finding projects for my house. Your green lamp looks awesome!
I have spray painted frames, mirrors, lamps, candlesticks, tables, etc.

Jen R. said...

I Lurve that shade of green!

Jamie said...

I love it! In fact you've inspired me to paint up a lamp for my den!

Heather K. said...

Awesome lamp! I just love lamp makeovers. It's amazing what can be done.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love it - I really love it with that shade. I always spray paint my frames. I love big chunky ones, and they are never in the color I want!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Love this! It looks gorgeous.

hannah :: sherbet blossom said...

holy cow...i LOVE it!!

MotherhoodFilm said...

Wow! I love it in green! I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
*Eliza’s blog*

Jill Flockhart said...

Do you spray on the primer also, or does that have to be painted on?

Erin said...

jill,
i use a spray primer too. for this lamp i actually used an automobile primer (the store was out of the regular stuff). it worked fine, maybe even better then the regular stuff!

Christina said...

I'm *just* catching the spray painting bug... here's my first attempt:

http://theweedons.blogspot.com/2009/10/mirror-image.html

marshall p said...

oh man. once you start you can't stop...

Theresa said...

This lamp is so cute! I was thinking of doing something similar for my metal lamp. How did you prime it or did you use spray paint that is for metal?

theresa.dargis@gmail.com

capegirl said...

I just did a bedroom makeover and refinished my bureaus with spray paint
I won't go back to a brush!!

Alina Wilson said...

I'm so inspired by all your fun ideas. My weekend is going to be full of new projects.

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