3/16/10

A crafty little project: lamp and picture frames

If you remember, I recently completed a dramatic brass chandelier makeover for just $4.40, and I've been wanting to use the rest of my black spray paint. My trigger finger's been itchy, so I've been looking over our abode for things I can paint black, without going too crazy and painting everything I see. :) So, I did notice these simple, cheap wood frames that I bought way back in college at Wal-Mart for next to nothing, and I've been wanting to do something with them for quite some time. I grabbed them off the wall. I also noticed this cheap little glass lamp in our bedroom that had a brass base. I don't have a before pic of it, but when you see the "after" just imagine the body in glass, and then just the base in brass. I went to work . . .

Frames before:














After prepping my table with newspaper (lots and lots of newspaper), and making sure I had good ventilation, I laid out my frames, taped off the electrical parts of my lamp, and went to work. Helpful tip: when working with spray paint indoors, it's good to get some of those nose/mouth masks so you don't end up blowing black gunk out of your nose for the next couple of days. Also, something I didn't mention the last time, but had people ask me about—I used the type of spray paint that specifically listed metal (e.g. brass) and glass as surfaces it would adhere to.

The project in-process:














Frames drying:



Lamp drying:





















Lamp after:




















Frames after:



I was again amazed at what a nice look the black paint gave everything. And I already had the can of spray paint, so this project ended up costing me nothing! You gotta love that!








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3 comments:

Laura said...

What a difference a little paint made for the frames. I love them!

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Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

luv it! Great job! I'm obsessed with painting everything black!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Paint is just the best! Great job and thanks for linking up!

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