Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Goodwill Trash, Turned into a Bedroom Treasure.

Hi there, how are you all doing? I hope very well.
Here at home my long list of projects continues and this new project was not on the list but it was a great project to do and I am so happy with the results.
Last week at stopped at our local Goodwill to check out their new arrivals. I was so thrilled to find this lamp because I had one just like it at home and it was not being used. I grabbed it and to my luck this gorgeous shade was included into the price which I ended up using on my tall lamp in my living room. .
It was very dirty, dusty but it was in mint condition...no cracks and it worked.
It was a good price with the shade included.

This is the one I had at home.

I primed the one I had at home and I scrubbed the one I bought at Goodwill.
After priming I then painted them in a light cream color.
As a professional wall designer and painter sponging is one of my specialties. I sponged the lamp in a tan shade and once it was sponged I re-sponged it again with the cream color I painted the lamp and then I reapplied lightly the tan color to achieve a beautiful sponging effect. The is the perfect way to get a good sponging design. It also must be done with a light hand and done softly. This re-application with the sponge makes it look professional and perfect. When I used to sponge walls for my clients the walls always came out like wallpaper, with no seams or imperfections. That's how sponging should look. What ever you are sponging whether it be walls or furniture you must reapply your colors starting with the lightest colors first and ending with the darkest colors.
 Use 1 sea sponge for each shade you will be painting with.
The first application may look a bit messy, but after you reapply your shades they will blend beautifully.

Look at the beautiful results from the sponge. After the lamp dried well I glued jute/twine around the bottom and the top.
I also used it on the neck of the lamp.
I tried this shade but I didn't like it.

This shade was perfect and I had 2 of them...one for each lamp....YAY!!!!.
Lamp 1

Lamp 2
They both look fabulous,

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

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