Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cinderella

This is Cinderella.  I found her languishing on a shelf at the local thrift store.  It seems no wants old brass lamps anymore and she had no place to live.


So I gathered her  up and took her home knowing what a few spritzes of hammered spray paint can do for a girl who is shining a little to brightly.

I used a metallic bronze to paint with and it covered very nicely.  It only took one can to do two lamps.

I tied a tassel around the base to break up the look of the metal and soften it a little bit.  Now she is already to begin a new life.  I originally thought I would take these to the shop but found I liked them well enough to keep them for awhile.

So if you have old brass lamps sitting in the garage or stored away a new lamp is only as far away as a can of spray paint.

10 comments:

nancygrayce said...

OH, that's pretty! I do have two brass lamps (they are in a guest room) and I might try that!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You truly transformed these lamps into a treasure. I have some old jinger jar black lamps hiding in the closet. I know what to do with them now.

Thanks!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Pretty...

Spray paint rocks!!! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

You did a great job! Falling in love with your wonderful finds could be a hazard to your shop inventory! But I notice you said you'd keep them 'for awhile"...so I guess then they'll go to the shop!

Betsy said...

It's amazing what a can of spray paint can do. They look so updated now and I like the final touch you gave them. Very nice.

Chatty Crone said...

I had no idea there was paint called hammered spray! You are amazing. sandie

A Cottage Muse said...

She looks beautiful!
I've been using some of the hammered finish spray paint on some industrial pieces and am loving it!!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love the fabulous makeover !

Jean Tuthill said...

Wow! What a difference that made! They look beautiful!

Jean Tuthill said...

Wow! What a difference that made! They look beautiful!