I love the instant gratification of spray paint. With a $1.29 can of Krylon spray paint from our local Habitat for Humanity store I revamped a thrift store lamp. Come check it out!
I have been on a real mint tangent lately and searching everywhere for a mint green lamp to go with the pop of mint in the artwork in my dining room. Honestly, I never found a mint lamp. Sometimes I think craftiness comes from neccessity, when you can find something you want in a retail store. That’s when you take matters into your own hands and make it (for a much better price than buying it new!)
I settled on this thrift store lamp I bought for 50% off $14.96 (that’s $7.48 for you math geniuses. I might be a former banker, but I still rely on my calculator.)
I already had a can of Krylon spray paint in Catalina Mist on the shelf in my garage. It was only $1.29 at my local Habitat for Humanity Renovation Station.
Using my super fancy spray painting booth a.k.a. on my driveway, on a drop cloth propped, on a cardboard box, I sprayed 3 thin-thin-thin coats onto the lamp. The trick to making your spray paint projects successful is several thin coats.
My husband got this piece of art for me for a wedding gift. 6 years later, I still love it. And the leopard print mat.
I scooted my dining room table out of the way so I could take a pic of the vignette with my new hacked Ballard Designs chandelier shades in the photo. My dining room table chairs still need a coat of paint so the photo looked much better without it’s distraction.
My business really slows down in December (I guess paint is not a good Christmas gift?) so I am hoping to get the dining room chairs painted this December.
Here is what my dining room looked like pre-mint lamp and chandy shades update. The mint lamp just brightens up the space so much! Such an easy update! So until I get the chair painted, I will just admire the mint lamp, and love it even more for the price tag.