Here’s a quick update on the evolution of my home office. If you missed part 1, click here to get caught up. I spent the better part of my Sunday afternoon spray painting like a mad woman. Prayerfully, the fumes didn’t fry too many of my brain cells in the process. I’ll explain in a minute…
My first priority was to take inventory of items I currently own and figure out how I could work them into the design plan. First up, an outdated lamp that previously belonged to my grandmother. I’m sure in its “hay-day” it was a fashionable piece. Without some sort of makeover, she (the lamp) and I surely could not coexist.
I picked up a can of Rustoleum Professional Grade paint in Safety Red from Lowes along with a trigger attachment and gave the old gal an extreme makeover. I also used Wipe-On Poly when the paint dried to add a high gloss.
I’m currently shopping for a new shade. I really love the clover shade on this lamp.
Candidate #2 was an Eiffel Tower lamp I purchased years ago from a consignment shop. I’d just returned from my first trip to Paris and was enamored by all things Parisian! The lamp was silver, but like Granny’s lamp it had a date with destiny. I spray painted it with Valspar Metallic Gold paint and gave it a new home on top of my bookcase.
I then wrapped a couple of mini paint cans with pretty paper I purchased from JoAnn’s.
The only items I’ve purchased so far are these Merete curtain panels from Ikea and a curtain rod from Target. With the curtains hung high and wide on the picture window, it now brings attention to the ugly mini-blinds purchased by the previous owners.
Feeling like buying a can of spray paint now? Why not? It’s the perfect time for outdoor DIY projects. What’s on your “to-paint list?”