Let there be (Chic) Light

In the spirit of spring goal #2 (Did you miss our 3 spring goals? Check them out here) I took on a little lamp re-do project this weekend.  Instead of replacing our orange glass living room lamps, I decided all they needed was a little color switch.

Here is one of the lamps beforehand.  It was in great condition and I liked the style, but that orange just wasn’t working.

Here’s a refresher picture of the color scheme we’re going for in the living room.  Blues and greens with hints of purple in the pillows and curtains.  No orange here!

All it took to update our lamps was 2 cans of spray paint – a white primer to cover the orange and a fun funky teal to add some pizzaz.

I removed the shades and carefully taped over the silver accents on each lamp and then sprayed away.  The little round finials that held on the shades got a coat of blue too.

After a few hours of drying time, this is what we ended up with!

What do you think of my $8 makeover?  Do you like the blue better?

I’m still planning on toning down the shades a bit with fabric and I still need to show you all the whole living room (It’s coming together nicely!), but that’s a post for another day.  Have a good night everybody!

I’m linking to:

Wednesday Link Party at Tea Rose Home

Show and Share Day at Just a Girl

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

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