Sunday, August 19, 2012

Spray Painted Orange Lamp

This past week has been a blur!  Hopefully, this week will be a little calmer.  I’ve had so much going on at once and haven’t really had the time to share any projects with you but I wanna take a second to show you my new living room lamp:

Ain't she purty?

I got this ginger jar lamp from Goodwill for $4.  I could’ve gotten a pair of them but only have room for one right now.


If you have been following along, you already know that I have developed a crush on the color orange!  I love how it pops and gives a modern yet vintage vibe.  It adds lots of energy and warmth and just looks cool.  So, I grabbed some white primer and some pumpkin orange Krylon spray paint and went to town on that lamp. 


I was worried that some of the scratches and marks would show through but the good ole spray paint just covered it all up.  To keep with the modern yet vintage vibe, I topped it off with a drum shade.  I really think the shade makes it look perfect!  The shade cost $14 at Walmart.  The entire project was just a bit over twenty bucks and I think it looks as good as similar lamps that sell for over $50. 


I ordered some fabric to make some drapes and this lamp will set them off so well!  Here is a sneak peek of the fabric:

Annie Sweet Potato / Natural

Awesome, right?  Can’t wait to get the entire room pulled together.  I hope to change out my throw pillows, add some new wall art (maybe a sunburst mirror) and a faux fur throw.  I also want to add a rug but not sure what kind right now.  That will probably come last.



I feel like that all over the house, really.  I guess it’s never completed.  Kind of like the Winchester Mystery House.  Only not creepy.  


PS.  I just wanted to let you know that the place I ordered my fabric from, Warehouse Fabrics, is hosting a $50 gift certificate giveaway!  You just might win some free fabric!

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  1. What a great makeover Kathie. I just love spray paint. Coincidentally, I'm posting a project tomorrow using that same orange. I think it's fabulous. Also... love the curtain fabric! It is awesome!

  2. I like the orange lamp! It's a terrific color! The draprey fabric will be fun!

  3. Hi, I'm here from the Keeping Simple Party...I LOVE your orange lamp, it looks awesome!!! It will look great with the fabric you ordered for the drapes {super fun!}.
    I'd love for you to stop by for a visit.
    Rhiannon at

  4. Fun! I love spray paint and fun colors. You covered all basis. Thanks for sharing with my party.

  5. Great transformation! Love the orange! And I can't wait to see your new drapes! The fabric is gorgeous!

  6. I've recently started to love the color orange, and this is a perfect way to give a room a pop of it! (I love the horse next to the lamp, too!)

    I would love it if you would link up Martha Mondays, open now through Wednesday night!


  7. I LOVE your new addition in the room!

    It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please come by and link up any post(s) related to making your home a better space. I hope you'll join us for Making Space Mondays. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

  8. Spray paint ROCKS!!! That fabric will make great drapes!!

  9. the lamp has nice curves. now even better with new color and shade!

  10. Oh I love the orange color, my favorite. It looks amazing. YOur cleaning tips are super too. Thanks for the visit and your gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

  11. i love how the lamp turned out! i like orange too :)

    goodluck on your curtain/drapes project, the fabric is gorgeous!

    smart momma

  12. How Beautiful orange is and your lamp looks great! You can use it on a fall vignette too. Lovely my friend. Thank you so much for your nice visit and I will be so happy to join the party tomorrow too! tomorrow! Enjoy your week.

  13. I love the direction you are going, the lamp is soooo cool!

    xoxo, Tanya

  14. Just shows that a little bit of inspiration goes a very long way! You're bang on the mark with the citrus tone. Love!! Hx

  15. Love the color! It sure makes the room pop. Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your week.

  16. I love the color. It makes such a bold statement.

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  18. Love it. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a "Featured" button and do a little bragging! :)


  20. Love the orange... gives the lamp a nice punch!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  21. Looks wonderful that color! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!