Monday, May 14, 2012

Oil Rubbed Bronze

I finished the lamp that I was working on, I was going to take pictures of where I have it sitting but it is in front of a window and the back lighting was awful and I coudn't get a good picture of it so I set up a tray table in our entrance way and we had the front door open so the light came through nicely.

Here is a before shot of the lamp, I had it set up in the garage and was allready to start spraying when I realized I didn't have a before shot of the lamp, so the shade isn't on it but you can get an idea.

I found this idea through pinterest here is the link to the blog with all the instructions in case you want to give this a try.

Here it is after, I wanted you to see the whole thing with the lamp shade and all, here are a few close up shots of it too.

If you have a lamp or anything that you want a new look but don't want to go spend the money to buy new this is a great alternative.  After doing this my hubby asked if I was going to do the same thing for the lighting over our dining room table, and I said yea I would like to give it a try.

The can says it works on Wood, metal, plastic and masonry, so you are limited only by your imagination.  I think the girl mentioned that she bought hers at Lowe's but I found mine at Walmart for cheaper, and I am guessing this lamp took maybe half the can, but I put two coats on it, and waited 24 hours between coats.

I am putting the finishing touches on the night stand I painted and will be showing that soon.

Thanks for stopping by,


Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh this is fabulous! I have so much brass I could use this on. Your lamp looks amazing.

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Looks great! You had patience waiting 24 hours between coats.

Leslie Miller said...

Nice! Oh, my goodness, remind me never to throw anything away. In fact, I feel like going second hand store shopping now. Turned out awesome!

Cheryl said...

Wow, how awesome! Love your lamp. I need to check out that pin!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Connie this is awesome! I love redo projects! So very green and so very FUNCTIONAL!!!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

awesome job on the lamp!!!
i love the new look!!!!