Monday, August 26, 2013
WHAT "WOOD" YOU DO? & A GOOD GOLD SPRAY PAINT
How does Sunday evening always get here so fast? No matter how great my intentions are, I'm always sitting down around 9:30 on Sunday evening to write Monday morning's post. Anyway, by the time you read this, Happy Monday Morning!
I started a project over the weekend that I need your help with. I bought this lamp on clearance at Marshall's a few years ago (while we were out on a date for Valentine's Day...gotta love a husband who waits for you while you shop!) . I love it except it had a white washed glaze on it that I wasn't too crazy about.
All I could think about was making it into something like this:
Doesn't the shape look similar to the one in the middle? I stripped the finish off of the lamp and got it down to bare wood.
Now, I'm not sure how to finish it off. Does it need a light stain? A coat of lemon oil? Poly? Clear wax? Dark wax? I just want that rustic, natural look. If anyone has ever done a project with raw wood, I'd love any suggestions!
In other news, a few weeks ago I found this great little mirrored tray on clearance at Kirklands, but the wood trim was silver. I knew it would work so much better in my space if it were gold, so after a quick taping job I dug out some gold spray paint. I grabbed a can that I've had for AGES, and just came across it a while back when I cleaned out my paint stash.
Just wanted to let you know that it's a great color! Usually, Rustoleum's Metallic Gold or Metallic Brass is my go-to gold spray paint, but this one is probably a new favorite. It's just a warm gold with a tiny hint of sparkle. The brand is Design Master and can be purchased at Michaels.
I'll leave you today with a photo that makes me happy.
This is AFTER I cleaned out and organized my paint stash (where I found that gold paint I had forgotten about!). I can't tell you how good it is to go out in the garage and know exactly where whatever I'm looking for is, and to know exactly what I have! I'm sure that there are so many multiples of the same color because I didn't know what I already had, so I just kept buying more rather than digging around. Not anymore! And, I'm happy to say that it has stayed like that for several months. Major accomplishment!
Enjoy your day!