So I have this little problem.
I like to change my mind. A lot.
We are talking purchases here.
Clothes, lamps, rugs, bedding, you know, all things you need to be pretty certain before you pay big bucks for. Which usually, I think I am...at the store.
This problem seems to usually occur about 7 minutes after I get home with my new purchase.
"Why do I always DO this?"
Let's just say I'm a pretty big "returner".
In all sense of the word really, I return often to stores but I also often return the items I buy.
So what to do when you buy things you can't return.
Paint them !
Here is a little secret about me : I usually do all my painting while my Mr. is at work, so by the time he gets home the item is painted, dried and placed back in it's space.
This brings me to this quick little upcycled project.
We all know I love lamps, so take a look at the latest.
Last year I bought 2 of these lamps on sale for 20 dollars each.
At the time they fit perfectly with our bedroom decor.
I originally placed them in the spare room and bought new ones for our bedroom; however, that little thing happened again and I changed my mind. About the 2 sets of lamps.
So the new ones went to the guest bedroom (along with the new rug and bedding originally bought for our bedroom....are you seeing a pattern here?) and I took these back for our bedroom.
But they needed a face lift.
I sanded the base a little and spray painted them Rust-oleum Marigold.
The perfect vintage yellow.
Problem : The shade no longer fit with the new base color, and new ones could be pricey.
Solution : Paint that too !
I used an Antique White acrylic paint from the dollar store.
I used about 2, 4 ounce bottles as the material soaked up lots of paint.
About 3 coats each shade.
5 dollars and an hour later we have new bedroom lamps that I can commit to without a large cost !
I kind of love them.
Aren't they fun ?
So before you throw out your unwanted household items think long and hard about what a little paint can do to give you a whole new look !
Thanks for stopping in today.