I found this little lamp the other day at GW and thought it would be a great addition to our master bedroom. I was looking for a short and kind of rotund lamp…check!
Brass base? Um, no.
I was feeling kind of lazy and didn’t want to tape off the entire lamp just to spray paint the base. Also, I was pretty sure that if I kept the base attached while trying to spray paint, I would most certainly get paint on the pretty white glass.
There is a small nut underneath the base that basically keeps the entire central part of the lamp together. Removing the base made for much easier spray painting and didn’t take any time at all.
I figured removing paint overspray from the white glass would be MUCH more time consuming!
After separating the two pieces, I covered the glass with newspaper, being sure to cover the hole in the bottom. THAT would have been a nasty mess too! Black paint inside white glass? Ugh. I can’t even imagine.
I spray painted the base, with Rustoleum’s Flat Black. After a few light coats, I had a brand new lamp.
To top it off, I bought a black lampshade from Walmart. The black shade gives off a softer light in our bedroom which I LOVE!
Total cost: Less than $10! The lamp itself was only $3. I love Goodwill!
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