July 20, 2011

Spray Painters Anonymous... Isabella and Max Rooms

Welcome to my new blog series Spray Painters Anonymous.  It is no secret that I am addicted to spray paint!!   I am continually amazed by what can be done with a can of spray paint, and what other creative types can do with it.  So I thought why not ask some of my blogger friends to share with me and my readers some of their projects at a weekly "inspirational meeting."  
{See meeting 1 & meeting 2}.

SO I am very happy to welcome Janell from Isabella & Max rooms.

***UPDATE***
This post is a guest post and is not a project of Living Savvy!  Spray Painters Anonymous is a series hosted by Living Savvy to feature other amazing bloggers and their spray painting projects.  If you have visited from Pinterest I would really appreciate you hoping over to Janell's blog to pin this project!
To see this project in it's entirety please visit Janell's amazing post HERE.

Now on with the meeting...


Hello, my name is Janell, and I'm a Spray-Paint-Addict...and for good reason!

Finding a great pair of new lamps for the Master Bedroom Redesign was a necessity, as I recently broke one that was in the room. I searched high and low, looking for a gourd lamp at a bargain basement price. The best option I found was the below lamp at Overstock.com. But at $125 each and reviews disclosing the shade has a red damask lining, not the look I'm going for, the cost of replacing the shades would have to be added to the total. I've gotten spoiled by HomeGoods and have come to believe a decent lamp can be had for $39.00!


So off to HomeGoods I went...and just look at what I found for the target price of $39.00 each! Kind of ugly, right? Cobalt blue is not a color to be included in the bedroom color palette. But the shape was right, so I decided they were worth the effort it would take to change their color to exactly what I wanted.


Back home, the socket and cord were taped and wrapped with plastic to protect them from getting covered with paint, while the black base was left exposed. I decided to streamline the look of the lamps and paint both the lamp body and base the same color and finish.



Next the lamps were sprayed with Rust-Oleum's White Primer. Two coats were applied to make certain the blue was completely covered.


The following day the lamps were sprayed with two coats of Rust-Oluem's Heirloom White.


Between the coats of primer and paint the surfaces were lightly sanded with 220 grit sandpaper, removing a few random little bubbles created by the spraying process. The lamps were also wiped down with a cotton rag between coats.


The last step was to spray the lamps with Rust-Oluem's Clear Protective Finish in Gloss.


Oh my...seriously. I love the result!!



And the makeover of these lamps is not done yet, I have some fun plans to dress up their shades. More on that next week, but in the meantime...have a great week!!


** Thank you Janell for sharing!!  For $39 bucks each... a completely gorg lamps!! They turned out perfect!  I can't wait to see what shades she will put with it...**

And now let us all repeat the Spray Painters Mantra: 
Friends, help me source the decor items I am searching for but can not find.
Give me the vision to think outside of the box and remember the can of spray paint,
and bless me with the patience to let each of the coats dry before I move on to the next step!

Cookies and coffee are in the back! =)


38 comments:

Heidiopia said...

Great project! Thanks, ladies for sharing, and yes- please let me have the patience to let it dry before moving on. :)
Enjoy your day!
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love the name of your series, I think I need a 12 step program for spray paint addiction myself! Janell's lamps look amazing.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Thanks for having me today Tiffany! Here's to the power of spray paint! Janell

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Great project! Love the shape of the lamps Janell found and the color is nothing a little spray paint can't fix, the creamy white gloss is much more appealing.

Janis@ Home Style said...

WOW those lamps look great..........I really need to remember the "gloss" step...love your mantra:-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and deciding to follow along.

SHERRY HART said...

I love the fact that Janell made them shiny! That made all the difference to me.

lizziefitz said...

I am checking blogs between coats of primer and paint as I write:) Mary McDonald inspired me to jazz up my front entrance:) love spray paint!!!

Allison said...

Janell's lamps look beautiful. Love the glossy white. Believe it or not the only thing I have spray painted is some hardware for a dresser. I am going to try my first spray paint project this weekend! Great tips here on priming and sanding.

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Love the shine on the new version - I just have to get some lamps in that shape - they are the most versatile and can be dressed up or down. Love them. Glad I found your blog via Janell!

http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

lisaroyhandbags said...

They look gorgeous and the gloss top coat really makes them! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this! I just bought two lamps that are white but would like to paint cream and magically I came across your blog. Must be the power of the universe. Anyway I can't wait to read more. Thanks and I am also addicted to painting almost anything. I look at home decor all the time and think, "That would look great if it was painted".

hopeandjoyhome said...

Love this!I will have to give it a go on some vintage fugly lamps with great shapes. I also have the spray paint stash of a graffiti tagger! I just got some of the Krylon glitter spray paint and the looking glass spray paint with no particular project in mind. Love that hi gloss..I will have to get some of that.

Tina said...

nice job, love them soo muchly!

Emily @ RemarkableHome said...

Rustoleum is the best spray paint! Soooo much better than krylon, imo. I love how it covers and that you can sray upside down. The lamps look awesome!

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Wendy said...

I always get too impatient to sand between coats, but the result here is obviously worth the extra time! Stunning...

JoanneHerr said...

These are beautiful and I often wondered if I could do something to a special angel that was broken by my playful cats several years ago. I used Gorilla Glue to glue the pieces back together and they held, but the glue left a horrible color on the angel. I'm going to get some sandpaper, try to clean up some of the glue and then try your process of painting. I'll post later...if this works!!!

MamaJo said...

Am I the only one who liked the cobalt blue?!

*camp1899* said...

i just found you via pinterest.. i had been inquiring recently on painting ceramic items glossy (or just repainting) and hadn't come up with anything. this post is perfect, thanks for sharing! (and the lamps look great!)
tiffany
www.camp1899.com

Mother Carol said...

I too am a spray paintaholic. Love the look of the finished product. And the price. Wowza!! Cannot wait to see the shades.

Wendy Osborn said...

Hooray!! I have FINALLY found other addicts! My family thinks I have a serious problem. I spray everything. They laugh - until they see the results. Constantly asking me - when did you buy THAT! - My reply is always: I didn't buy a new (whatever) I sprayed the "old"! Blows them away every time. My newest project: Found an old aluminum glider couch (Remember those?) Instead of buying a new one for $650 BUCKS - I used 4 cans of spray paint - my gosh, it looks gorgeous outside as part of my summer decor!
I'm SO glad I found you all.

Tami said...

Love them! I have several yard sale lamps for my retail space that I now know what to do!
Fondly, Tami
www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Great project, they turned out very nice!

Heather {The Lovely Cupboard} said...

These look awesome! I need to do this! Tiffany- I just saw this on Pinterest. How did i miss it before???

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Found you on pintrest...what a great tute! I'm following!
Linsey

Tracy Greenlee said...

Great solution! I love how you were able to make the lamps still look like glass! Definitely headed to the store to keep the gloss on hand! I also found you on Pinterest...following you now! Spray paint is my best weapon for recycled treasures!!

Audrey said...

Thanks for this tutorial. I have been wanting to spray paint, but have been a little afraid of it.
I'm ready to branch out now!
Thanks again

Debbi said...

HA...too funny your statement at the end...But so true PATIENCE...such a virtue....The lamps look great and thanks for having the PATIENCE to blog about your project.

Gray Shelton said...

I'm new to my spray paint addiction, but after turning two dated old cane chairs into modern, fun seating, I'm totally hooked! The lamps looked awesome in blue IMO, but look even more high end in the glossy white! Congrats! :)

Anonymous said...

Love these, beautiful work. But I am curious how the paint holds up over time with the heat of the bulbs? Melody

Shelly said...

Tiffany, love to spray- if it doesn't move you can spray paint it- the next step in the addiction is a $29.00 electric spray paint machine- a whole new world and much bigger project possibilities.
queenquitealot

Anonymous said...

In my experience the clear gloss topcoat turns bright white into a yellowish color :( Twice it's ruined my end result and I've had to sand it down and start all over!!!

Freshinista said...

I really want to have that look on some glassware I have. How do you get the spray paint even? Also how do you keep it from leaking all over your fingers? I spray painted for the first time last week an it did not go well...

Freshinista said...

How do you get the spray paint even? I tried a project and had a terrible time with spots ad drips. Goes all over my fingers too. What am I doing wrong?

meggiecat said...

It's the gloss I've been missing! Thanks for the great tip.

Cherrie Chat said...

I just love how they turned out. I will be doing this soon. Thanks!!

bubbles said...

Awesome tips for a super-shiny finish. I want to spray an old headboard this spring...any suggestions? How many shades darker or lighter should it be than the the wall behind it? I'm going for a very calm/soothing feel.

bubbles said...

Love your suggestions! I am planning to paint a headboard soon. The wall behind it will be a light cafe au lait. Should I go darker or lighter with the headboard color? There's a lot of open work so the wall will show through quite a bit.