As I've mentioned in previous posts, brass makes me gag. Like really. It's just so...yesterday. I remember a time when I thought if it was made of brass (or at least resembled brass) it must be expensive. So I loaded up on the stuff when I was in charge of my own space. I think I OD'd on the not-so-precious looking to me metal. Don't get me wrong--I won't judge you if you have brass in your house--I will just fantasize about sneaking into your house with my spray paint and gun. I kid. Sort of.
And just so you know that I speak it but don't always live it...take a look at my door knobs. And my ceiling fans. And a scant few lamps that I just can't seem to
Anywho, remember me telling you about the clearance find for bedroom lamps at WalMart? One problem. They were a color that slightly resembled brass (OK--they were butter yellow. Close enough.) but that didn't scare me! Their form--beautiful! Their color? Not so much. And nothing a little quality time with my BFF wouldn't cure!
Now, I've been known to go a little crazy with a spray paint can before--my bright and shiny brass light fixtures--now beautiful (faux) wrought iron thanks to my friend RUStoleum. These babies would be a piece of cake! ORB (that's industry speak for oil rubbed bronze) is my new fav! Here are my weapons of mass resurrection...
About 30 minutes and 2 coats later (drum roll please)...
Ta da!! (Do you see the brass lamp in the background taunting me? Ugh.)
A $10 lampshade (also from WalMart) and it's perfect!
(Disclaimer: Please disregard the gross laminate countertop...another
obsession project for another day. Might have to sell some plasma to pay for that though.)
That went so well I'm making a list of my next
Yo! Brass dude on the skirted table... I'm coming for you next!