Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Orange Lamps.

When I decided to paint my room this pale, pale aqua color, I knew all along that I wanted orange lamps in my bedroom, too. I haven't found the exact lamps I want, so of course I decided to DIY something instead.

Conveniently, soon after painting my bedroom, I found two ginger jar lamps at a thrift store. They weren't an exact match, but they were the same height, and I knew, when painted, they'd be practically twins. Plus, it was 50% off day at the thrift store they were at, so they were only about $6 for both!

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I bought one can of spraypaint at Home Depot - Rust Oleum's "Orange", and spraypainted them (on left), but it was unfortunately to dark and reddish. It bothered me for a few days until I finally went and bought a different color orange - Krylon's "Pumpkin Orange". Much better.

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ta da!

I bought two Coolie lamp shades from Lowe's for them, and attached the DIY lucite lamp finials I made a while back. I've grown a little tired of seeing barrel lamp shades everywhere all the time, so I was craving a change. They're slightly 80's, but I like them :)

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See? You can barely even tell they don't "match" now! I do want to spray them again with a high-gloss finish, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I did, however, get around to purchasing those Snow Leopard pillows though, and I love them!

18 comments:

  1. They are super cool. I agree.. while I still love the drum shade I definitely think these are cool and perfect in the space!

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  2. Love the color combo!! Where are the nightstands froM!?? Looove ittt.

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  3. thank you all!

    Canny- Cole: nightstands are from target

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  4. I love the orange lamps they are perfect and what a buy!!

    Do you have a tip for no drip spraying!?

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  5. Love the pop of gorgeous orange! The room now looks very fresh.

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway. Come by and join for a chance to win a $75 gift card from Arcadian Lighting!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  6. Karena - the best thing to do when spraypainting, is to hold the can about a foot away from the item you are painting at all times...if you keep it at the same distance, you won't have the cloudy look that you often get with spraypaint. also, this keeps from dripping, since you aren't getting too close!

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  7. I have loved watching your room evolve! Such an easy update to a lamp! You have inspired me to go do it!

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  8. Hi, I love your blog. How do we get in touch with you. I would like you to do a painting for me, and would like to talk through specifics.

    You are so talented! Great work!

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  9. Kristin they look fab! Love the pale blue walls and what you have started in this room.

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  10. Thank you, Sherry!! It's comin' along :)

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  11. I love the orange, and what a great, easy DIY inspiration ... but can I please suggest using a better description for the lampshade than 'coolie'?

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  12. lori..hah! I didn't know what the style was called, so I did a bit of googling, and this seemed to be the style that fit the look. What else should it be properly called?

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