Friday, September 4, 2015

Brass Lamp Turned Finial | DIY

Hello Readers,

Things have been pretty busy over the Summer and now that my "little busy bees" are back into a school routine, I can get back to what I do best--  DIY Projects! 
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I was inspired over the Summer when I dropped my daughter off at one of her friends house for a play date. I was quickly awestruck and distracted by a pair of bright, beautiful yellow finials that sat on a table in my friends living room...




Um...I'm sorry, what time should I pick her up?

See how they just pull you right in?



Her home was modern, mixed with greys and the pop of yellow was absolutely breathtaking. I just couldn't stop drooling over them until she told me how she made them.  

They were originally a pair of brass lamps she purchased from a thrift store and took apart, then spray painted yellow.  What a great idea!

I think she might have been reluctant to tell me where she got them, but d
oesn't everyone go to thrift stores now-a-days? 

In fact, I bought a brass lamp a couple of years ago for my daughters room and spray painted it cream. You might remember this one. Here's how the whole room turned out. 


So I ran to one of my favorite thrift stores and found this brass lamp for $19.99.



I started by unscrewing the top and then pulling the cord out.  Super easy!



I decided to add an old chandelier finial to the top of mine just to finish it off.  It came from the bottom of an old chandelier that I wrapped in rope.  
Remember this beauty? 


The final step was to spray paint it a beautiful color of indigo blue that I purchased at Lowe's.


I chose a blue shade because I wanted it to tie in with some of the other blue that I have in the room.  





What do you think?  I absolutely love it.  A pair of these on any buffet type table would be breathtaking.  Or you could use different ones with varying heights...  You could even make a candle holder out of them!  I'd love to know-- is this a project you could see yourself doing?

Thanks Mrs. Mains for the inspiration!  

From my house, to your house, Happy Hunting!

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1 comment:

  1. Holly, I love how your brass lamp makeover turned out! That blue is a beautiful color. A few years ago, I took down the dated brass chandelier in my dining room and spray painted it silver. Reading your post is making me wish I'd been a little braver and painted it a bright color. Maybe I will in the future.

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