Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Getting Things Done

Over Spring Break I tried to tackle some unfinished projects. On one of the days that was nice enough for the kiddos to run around outside I spray painted the lamp my mom fixed the last time she was here for a visit.  As always I took forever with my prep work.  Please tell me that I am not the only one who spends as much time taping as they do painting!


This was my first time spray painting and I was so grateful for everyone's helpful hints.  I took the slow and steady aprouch.  I was happy with how even the spray paint went on but I was freaking out about the color.  It looked nothing like the can!  I took some deep breaths and finished what I had started.  Then I walked away....


Boy am I glad that I didn't give up. I love the way the paint dried! The color is just what I envisioned it would be; a cheery red. And everyone in the house seems to like the lamp's new look too. Both of the boys are fascinated with its shine. I fear it will be covered in finger prints before Friday.


So now that the lamp has gotten a makeover I feel that my table needs to be restyled too. Or maybe I should just re-do the whole family room! I am sure Hubby would not mind at all!!!!

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9 comments:

  1. Love the lamp! The pop of red is so fun and fresh. And yes, the prep work for painting takes me forever too.

    Amelia

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  2. That looks beautiful. I'm so impressed! My biggest goal for spring break was to make dinner and not go out for every meal
    xoox
    SC

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  3. The lamp looks amazing!
    I have little patience for prep work - once I see the finished product in my head I can't wait for it to come into fruition!

    Just found your blog, btw...love it!

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  4. You are a pro, now. This looks perfect. I hope you pin it!

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  5. Nice work!! It turned out great. I love a pop of color.

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  6. Very impressed with your DIY painting skills! The color of the lamp is definitely cheery!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

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  7. The pop of red looks so good! Such a simple change, but huge impact!

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