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Friday, April 8, 2011

ORB to the Rescue!!

GIVE AWAY & ANYTHING GOES PARTY #12

I love ORB, for you new folks that stands for 'Oil Rubbed Bronze'.  It's really one of my favorite spray paints.  I just used in my new lamp.  LOVE the result.

I found the cutest lamp at Hobby Lobby, and they wanted $60, and that was 1/2 OFF!  I didn't buy it of course.  $40 is my lamp limit, and that has to include a shade.  I'm cheap.

Home Goods did not disappoint, but the lamp was the wrong color, but the right price.  I figured I'll  just paint it, I have a zillion cans of left over spray paint.  So that is  exactly what I did.  Now my $40 lamp looks just like the $60 one, and I save $20! 

Here is the lamp right after I bought it.  Not very exciting, the shape is great and so is the shade.  The color is just kinda okay, a little drab.

I used a plastic bag and some painters tape to prepare the lamp for painting.  I didn't do anything else, no sanding, nada.  I did spray it in the garage, with the door open.  It was 70 here today!

Three coats of ORB later, PERFECTION!  It really doesn't even look like the same lamp.

Now back in place, it makes a statement.  No more drab.  The sconce got a candle this weekend too.

Close up of it's glory!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my lamp! xx




21 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love ORB too, it just makes everything wonderful and your lamp turned out stunning. Love it. Hugs, Marty

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

LOVE THE LAMP IT LOOKS TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

Just wandered over, not sure how I got here. Anyhoo love the lamp. The ORB really makes the shade pop! Very nice

Meg and Mum's said...

Great job! The lamp really makes the nice lampshade stand out. Very nice :)

Donnie said...

I don't know how you have the time to do so many great projects.

Kristie said...

It turned out great! I love the shade. Don't you you love spray paint? I do!

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

The lamp really looks better! You're so lucky the weather is in the 70s, it is still cold up here (but I did get to rake my yard this week).

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

Great job. It looks so much better. I am spray painting two lamps at my house this weekend. I'll be sure to post them next week.

Angie said...

LOVE it!! Miss you ;)

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Love the way your lamp turned out.

Thanks for letting me know about your link party! I missed it this week but I'll be sure to link up next week :)

Nan said...

Hi Tammy, stopping by for a visit! Nice job on the lamp! I love the look of ORB too but have not changed out fixtures yet. I just went through the lamp & shade switcheroo myself for our living room. Now I'm deciding on the sofas! HAve a good day!

♥ Miss Tea said...

Gorgeous!! now i know what ORB stands for hehe it's a great tips and yep you saved $20 for that gorgeous lamp!! love it!!

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

ORB is my new bestie too!! Super cute lamp. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com

CIELO said...

Oh where am I? :) I followed your link in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday... and it brought me here, but I don't see our linky here.... Hope I'm leaving my comment in the right spot.

cielo

Jill said...

Great lamp Tammy! I've never heard of 'ORB' before - but I love the colour!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Kelley said...

Very cute!

Sarah said...

Cute! I love the new color!

Sarah

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Terrific transformation, Tammy! I love ORB paint and use it a lot. It looks fabulous on your lamp, and you did a great job matching the shade. Very stylish!

Thanks for linking to the party. Hope to see you next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your 'orbed' lamp looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Rhinestone Beagle said...

You know cans of spray paint are going to save the world someday. Everything that is "almost" becomes "perfect" with a bit of paint. Thank you so much for posting at the Beagle.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

what a beauty! I love orb!

gail

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