away for the weekend: rustication project - spray painting brass

Monday, December 10, 2012

rustication project - spray painting brass

If you have been following along from the beginning
AND
you have a very good memory,
you might remember my mission to rustify  rusticate add a more rustic feel to Away.
I know - it's been a long time since I've even mentioned it.
It's just that somewhere along the way I discovered that most days I'd rather be outdoors exploring.
Last weekend was kind of rainy, drizzly, miserable...
so, today I'll be sharing one of my rustication (did you know that's a real word?) projects.

Whew , so anyway -
this lamp was left behind by the previous owners.


Normally I would like this lamp as it is - but it is definitely not rustic.
Sooooo - you can probably tell where I'm going with this.

Out to the garage...


I gave the brass a light sanding and a coat of spray primer,
then added several light coats of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Super easy project (not sure the fumes did much for my health, though).


I switched out the pleated shade with a burlap one.
And although I'm pretty sure I just ruined a nice brass lamp, I like it better like this.


And then, just for the fun of it - since I still had some paint in the can, and was getting a little trigger happy,
I painted this candle holder.


I don't remember what it used to look like, but at this point,
does it really matter?

I'm joining


Thanks for dropping in!

11 comments:

  1. it looks good! but that old sled stole the show for me!

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  2. Karen.. thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet note, I love your blog!

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  3. Wow, it looks great! Such a wonderful transformation. I really love it :)

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  4. I agree with Tammy, a wonderful transformation indeed :)

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  5. I think you are so creative and I love the results!

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  6. this looks great, what a wonderful transformation!!

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  7. ooo, I love the lamp! I used to have a brass lamp that stood in the corner with a pucca (?) shell shade back in the 70's. I sold it in a garage sale. I wish I had it back. I could do this to it and LOVE it!

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  8. What a great idea... I NEVER think of painting something! I should though...

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  9. Ohhh lovin them both! lovin the sled & the wood chest, too!

    thank you for helping w/ the white balance advice... if i'd looked a lil further along in the book that night i would have found the section about white balance... i found it last night & i'm in the process of reading & learning more... since i have this new 'real' camera instead of my old point & shoot it's opening up a whole new world for me in photography. thanks again =)

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