Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How to Ruin 2 Perfectly Good Lamps

In case you're wondering, the reason I haven't posted lately is because all of my efforts seem to be thwarted. Like today's example, my bedroom lamps.
Once, they looked like this:
Respectable, right? But I wanted to add some color to our bedroom and spray painted them blue. My husband hated it, so then I painted them white. My can of spray paint ran out,
so you can see a little blue still.
I saw this tutorial about making lamps look antique-y, and decided to try it. Instructions were to mix glaze and paint, then apply to lamp. Here's my glaze and paint.

Something went wrong with the application I guess. Here's the finished product: a whitish-blueis-brownish mess of a lamp.

I'm trying not to let it get me down. I liked them when they were white. I guess I'll just have to go get some more spray paint and try again. Who cares that we're living in the dark in our bedroom while I have these struggles?


  1. You definitely should not let it get you down! This technique sounds tricky, and frankly, if you keep churning out perfectly perfect crafts every time, you'll get translated straight to crafters' heaven. ;)

  2. Laurs, I need a new craft for inspiration!