Friday, January 9, 2015

Rust Ravaged to Beauty Salvaged Lamp

     This poor lamp was ravaged by the salt air of sea side living in Florida. Now I realize these are not glamour shots but, I was working under difficult conditions. This sweet Lamp was used to stage a home I was tasked with getting ready For Sale in less than two weeks. The lamp was in the home as you see it in the before getting ready to paint. I bought two types of paint the gray that I decided to use the Bronze hammered.  I did not use it in this project.
Brass Floor Lamp, rusted, Paint Cans, Table Cloth, Dollar Store, BeforeBrass Lamp, Rusted, After, Spray Paint Gray, Rust-Oleum 2 X Coverage, Painted 1 Coat
1 Can of Rust-Oleum 2 X Coverage Gray Spray Paint, Brass LampSupply List, Rust-Oleum Gray Spray Paint, Dollar Store Table Cloth, Sandpaper, Painters Tape
It was a gorgeous sunny day so I had to keep the lamp in the shade of the carport so it would not dry
to fast. I set out the table cloth which kept blowing around hence the messy pictures. Time was of the essence so moving on I gave the lamp a quick sanding to remove any grime that would affect the paint adhering. Following the instructions on the can I shook the can and sprayed the lamp. Be careful to start spraying before and after the you pass the piece you are spraying to keep from getting drips. I also mentioned the wind and this can complicate spraying paint because it also goes where the wind blows. This is another reason I tucked my project in the carport to shelter the lamp and me from the wind. This is one coat and done.
Before and After, Rust Ravaged to Salvaged Beauty, Rust, Brass, Gray

 My plan was to keep the glass table clear. The lamp would not separate it was rusted together. I decide to see what happened if I painted it all. I was pleasantly surprised. Sometimes the twist of a project turns out best. Yeah!!!
Rust-Oleum 2 X Coverage Paint, Rusted Lamp, 1 Can, 1 Coat, Grey
Now this Lamp dressed with her shade is as pretty as a picture and ready for a new home owner to enjoy. I am impressed with the +Rust-Oleum 2 X Coverage Paint. This paint was a huge time saver and the finish came out perfect. I would recommend this product. This is not a paid or sponsored endorsement and is not a warranty of any kind. I am simply stating I used the product, on my own and the application I used it for it worked out great for my purposes.

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29 comments:

Denise Murtha said...

Hi Karen! Love the makeover on the lamp. Sharing today over at Denise Designed. Appreciate you! Have a fab weekend.

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Denise Murtha,
Thank you so much for visiting and sharing my Lamp make over. You made my weekend.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Kathe said...

Gorgeous! I love saves like this Karen Marie!!

Mandee Pogue said...

Oh WOW! What an amazing transformation!!! I love the color as well! One of my goals this summer is to find some old lamps at yard sales and give them a face lift.

Ilona K. said...

It looks pretty now. Great makeover!

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Kathe Burke,
Thank you for stopping by to visit and sending love my way.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Danielle K said...

Looks so nice - you did a great job!

Miss.AishaLC said...

Love it! Very pretty- it turned out beautifully.

Glam Granola Geek said...

Absolutely love this makeover! You have mad skills!

Theresa Beauteeful Living said...

It came out great! Love what some paint can do :)

Angela Hall said...

This turned out great and it saves so much money when you can bring life back to a piece that you already love.

Megan Chamberlin said...

It's always nice when you can rescue a rusty has-been!! Turned out great!

Zerina Cengic said...

Great idea! I love the after so much more and what a way to salvage a beaten up lamp :) So easy!

Tara Joy said...

I love how the lamp turned out! I personally would choose a new lamp shade but I love the color and look of the stand!

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Mandee Pogue,
Go for it Girl. I was happy with how quickly and nicely finished this project turned out. Thanks for visiting Come back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Ilona K
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely compliment. It lets me know I am heading in the right direction. Come back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Danielle K.
Thank you for stopping by today and leaving such a nice note. Come back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Miss AishaLC,
I am so glad you thought the lamp is pretty. Thank you for coming by and leaving a sweet note. Come back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Glam Granola Greek,
I absolutely love that I have mad skills. You are too kind. I welcome you back soon girl.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Theresa Beauteeful Living,
It is amazing what a can of paint will do for a sad lamp. Thanks for stopping by to share your kindness. Please come on back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Angela Hall,
Bring old things back to life is fun. Thank you for visiting today and leaving such a sweet comment. Come on back soon,.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Megan Chamberlain,
I am so glad you like the lamp makeover today. Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely note. Come back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Zerina Cengic,
Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you liked my Lamp project. I invite you to come back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Tara Joy,
I appreciate the constructive comment. I would agree with you on the lamp shade. This was to sell a house and I am not keeping the Lamp but could not leave it like that for staging purposes. So Design on a dime. I am glad you liked how the lamp came out. What lampshade would you choose for this lamp? Come back and share soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Pams Party said...

The lamp looks so pretty painted. I have a few painting projects that I hope to do at some point, but will not need to wait until the weather gets a bit better. It is good to know you can paint this kind of lamp, because I had not thought about doing that before.

Deborah Sommerlot said...

Looks great my friend

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Deborah,
Thank you for your sweet words.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Pam's Party,
Thanks for the thoughts Pam. Pleas come back and visit again soon.I would love to see how your painting projects turn out.
Happy Creating,
Karen Maire

Joanna Sormunen said...

Amazing job with the lamp! I agree, the dark color looks perfect with the glass table!