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  1. Perfect! And maybe some day you will apply silver leaf to them, or Annie Sloan will create a metallic paint that you can sand down to see the color underneath. I never understand people’s disdain for brass. I have real brass lamps and I love them. Painting ugly lamps is a good way to bring them up to date. Ann

  2. I also am a hoarder of lamps. I get the death stairs from my husband every time I bring them home. Right now I have 4 that need to be painted. What I’m really having a hard time with is finding a good, CHEAP, shade? Since I also change them out pretty frequently, I want to keep the shades cheap so I can customize them to the lamps. Even Wal-Mart’s cheapest shade is $14. Any suggestions? Thanks! ~Angela

    1. Hi again, I find cheap shades at Homegoods or Ross sometimes.
      Hoarding lamps is fun ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I tried to leave a comment on your blog and I couldn’t for some reason. Tried 3 times. I had to come over and check it out. Loooove your sunburst mirror and your blog design is fabulous. Love your background. It looks like the West Elm Ikat fabric that I used for my ottoman makeover. We appear to have similar tastes.

  3. In my opinion, you just took a few thousand dollars worth of quality brass lamps and turned them into cheap looking junk.

  4. Love these lamps! I bought some terrible brass ones and painted them silver. But that was too simple, so I painted them yellow! So much better, so fun!!

    1. Thank you Sherry ๐Ÿ™‚ the guy that commented before you didn’t like them ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I saw that and chuckled to myself ๐Ÿ™‚
      If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all right?

  5. I forgot to ask what colour your orange spray paint is called? I see it’s Valspar…

  6. Hi! Just your blog stalker again! Great lamps!! And I totally have that ikea fabric in my craft room. Its been sitting there for two years. Seriously, why didn’t I think of making a pillow with it?! I will be copying you! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  7. I came across online while googling for some other things. I LOVE this post and wish I had the time to make stuff like this. I’ve never been successful with spray paint! Anyway, those lamps are adorable. When you’re done with these “shoes” would you consider selling some?

    1. Thanks for the kind words!
      Which ones do you mean exactly? I always consider selliing on my Etsy page.

  8. These lamps are great! I just got four BIG ‘brass’ lamps for $15 and I can’t wait to spray those babies ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you put any kind of extra gloss finish on them? I love the shine! And I was thinking of doing white for mine, but now I’m eyeing that tangerine color. Wonder what the hubby would think of that… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hi! Nope I didn’t put extra gloss on it. ANd my hubby loves tangerine and orange so I’m good ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Anonymous says:

    Can you please let me know where you got your horizontal striped curtains from. I have been looking for something like this for a long time, and cant find anything..

    appreciate it

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