Friday, February 3, 2012

Lamps, Shades, and Hot Glue Tips

When I changed the color of the walls in our family room
from red to brown it caused
a do-over domino effect
on several other items in the room.
All of the lamp bases in this room were black
but now they lacked pizazz against the brown.
I replaced a few lamps using ones I had
in other areas of our home.
And then I gave the two large lamps behind the sofa
a pretty little make-over.

(And the door sofa table got a fresh coat of paint too!)First I spray painted the bases an aged brass color,
then rubbed on a glaze to bring out the details.
Then I changed out the shades with ones
I found at the thrift store.
The drum shades originally had a pom-pom accessory
from it's previous owner.
I pulled off the trim,
unfortunately some of the hot glue remained.
After a quick Google search I discovered that
rubbing alcohol helps remove old hot glue.
And it really does work magic! (There was only a very slight remnant of glue left in spots
where the glue was really hot when applied)

I finished off the shades a new,
more sophisticated trim.
Now I'm in love with my lamps once again!


Sally@Enlightenment for the Sleepy said...

Wow, what a difference! They looked cute before but even better now. Thanks for sharing!, Sally @ Enlightenment for the Sleepy xxx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The lamps look great, Joy!

Becky said...

You make it sound so simple and doable :).

Pamela said...

What great tip! Thanx for sharing!

jojo said...

great tip, so glad it worked out, the shades look fantastic!

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