First up is a lamp that I found at Homesense in the clearance section. I had been looking for a lamp to place on top of the black cabinet in the family room. Originally I had my eyes set on a $150 white marble base lamp, also from Homesense, but then when I spotted this one in the clearance section with a $27 price tag I couldn't pass it up.
I have been loving the look of white lacquered or glass double gourd lamps with a gold base forever but hadn't had any luck finding any. This was the next best thing!
So here it is before:
A side by side of the before and after:
And the lovely newly refinished lamp sitting in it's new home:
I used a white satin spray paint by Valspar and then Rustoleum's gold metallic spray paint for the base. It had a clear base which I later discovered I could remove to spray gold, which was made things much easier.
Any hiccups? Of course. Being overly impatient to attempt this transformation, I sprayed it on a very humid day. Such a big mistake, which I knew, but I ignored. So next time I spray anything, I will be sure to take a patience pill and wait until the temps are right.