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Easy DIY Project – Glamming Up a Flea Market Lamp

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On a recent trip to the Pasadena City College Flea Market, I bought a modern cylindrical lamp for $5.  It was white, and I thought it would look great in my home office. But when I got it home and set it up, it was a little bland against my white Ikea Besta cabinet.  I decided to glam it up with gold spray paint. To be honest, I’ve been a little gold spray paint happy these days – there’s the old mirror I converted to a chalkboard (with a gold frame) and the boring beige planter I picked up at a yard sale (now in gold).  Nothing wrong with that – right? right? lol

So this is what the lamp looked like when I brought it home.  Perfectly fine, just a little boring!

lamp before

My tools – Rust-oleum Painters Touch 2x Primer and Rust-oleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish in Gold (of course), and blue Painters tape – wrap it around the electric cord to protect from the paint.  And, to protect the inside of the lamp, I used some old gift bag tissue paper. Easy peasy.

I used 2 coats of the primer, applying about 5 minutes apart. And then 3 coats of the gold spray paint, allowing about 5 minutes between each coat.

So easy. Here is the lamp now.

I think it adds a little something-something to the office space. Let me know what you think. What are you inspired to spray paint? Go for it!!

Myra

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