Thursday, December 12, 2013

Updating your table lamps

Today is Day 2 of seeing behind the curtain of our Master Bedroom remodel, and I'm sharing how I easily updated my favorite lamps to fit within our new color scheme.

How to Update your Table Lamps

Our neon green lamps are my absolute favorite. Justin bought them for my birthday 3 or 4 years ago, and I absolutely love them, but the neon green just doesn't work with our house's new color scheme. So rather than tuck them away in a closet for years and years, I decided to paint them navy so I can continue to love them.

The decision to paint these was one of the hardest decisions in our entire remodel & redecorating project. Seriously. I went back and forth on painting these lamps for months, but in the end, I'm really glad that I did it.

Here's how they used to look. (LOVED them)


And the updating of these lamps was so easy, they went from green to navy in less than 30 minutes!

Step 1: Tape off all of the areas that you don't want painted with blue painters tape. I made sure and covered those areas really well. I didn't want any paint to sneak through in areas that I didn't want them - including down the cord.

Taping Lamps

Step 2:  Spray paint away!! Remember to follow these tips for spray painting to ensure that you have a nice, smooth finish with no runs. I ended up putting on three light coats on each lamp.

Note: I would highly recommend only spray painting outside unless you have a spray booth. Because we're remodeling our second floor and it doesn't matter where the paint sprays, I spray painted inside. 

Spray Painting Lamps

Step 3: Make sure to allow about 1 hour for the lamps to dry before you touch or move them.

And you're done! Simple, right?

I'm so happy with how they turned out. Justin even mentioned that he was surprised at how nice they look and he didn't know that spray painting could look so good. Score!

Updated Table Lamps Master Bedroom Remodel

So add that onto my never-ending list of things I've spray painted. Are you a fan of spray painting like me? Have you ever spray painted anything you've been scared to?

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  1. I love those lamps, such a great color scheme with the gray and blue! I really like your headboard...did you make that yourself or was that purchased (if you don't mind me asking)?

  2. That is my fav green I have to say but not in my decor. LOL I just love how they came out and yes I am one for spray paint, so addictive...LOL Thanks for sharing and have a great day. :-)

  3. your lamps turned out great! your whole room looks so lovely and cozy. Thanks so much for stopping by chapter37 and for your kind comment.

  4. I've thought about painting lamps, but haven't tried it just yet. These look super! And I love your 'hustling' pillow.

  5. I can see how you'd have a hard time covering up that gorgeous green, my fav, but we have to do some things we don't feel good about and they turn out great. You did super job as your lamps look like brand new with their new paint job. Your room looks so cozy and comfortable, great place to let the whole world go by.
    I wasn't much for spray painting until I started reading blogs, did that ever change. Now I want to spray paint everything, even my kitchen cupboards. I hate our cupboards, they're plastic coated with the wood look, gross. I'd love to spray paint them a really light gray, the walls have that vinyl wallpaper on them as they're mfg. home walls. Lets just say whomever ordered our house didn't have ideas like mine. Now most mfg. homes have textured walls.
    Wishing you and yours Happy New Year

  6. yes! Spray paint is my best friend. I snagged some awesome lamps from Target about a year ago. They were clearanced but they were turquoise. I sprayed those babies white and never looked back. Love them!!

  7. I LOVE SPRAY PAINT! These turned out awesome and I love the tutorial... shows just how easy it can be if done right. I seriously love this room you did a fabulous job with it!!

  8. For me, it is not so much a matter of updating as it is replacing. There is one table lamp in my room, and it is broken. In the morning, I have to get dressed in the dark, so I don't wake my wife. After showing up at work with my shirt inside-out, I have decided that getting a new table lamp is a must.

  9. I really like the way these lamps turned out. They match perfectly with the color scheme and theme of the room. I am looking forward to updating my night stand lamps in my bedroom and am excited for the results.

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