Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Makeovers

I've been a busy bee lately finishing up some random projects around the house that I've been meaning to get to forever. I FINALLY finished painting my master bath & walk-in closet which took a full 3 days last week. I don't know whose idea it was (it was totally mine) to paint the closet (in two different colors no less), but it was a much bigger job than I had anticipated. I didn't realize how much stuff was in there until I had to take it all out and then put it back in. It was totally worth it though, because I was able to do a lot of editing & added more storage so now everything is perfectly organized and the bathroom & closet are looking fabulous.

And then over the weekend I got a little crazy with the spray paint...it all started with my obsession with this lamp from last week:

I remembered that I had this lamp that I currently wasn't using and wondered if I might be able to recreate the look for less:

And it turned out pretty nice:


I'm happy with the results, although I wish that I had two of the lamps so that I could use them on either side of my bed.

And since I had my spray painting area all set up, I decided to finish a few more projects. I didn't photograph everything (because most things weren't that exciting) but altogether I ended up with about 10 refreshed items and a little bit of a buzz from all of the paint fumes:) The chair in my office got upgraded from this:

To this:


Not bad, huh? So these two little projects cost me a total of $7 to complete... $3 for the spray primer and $4 for the metallic paint. I already had the black & white spray paint, the lamp (which was from Target a few years back), the shade was on another lamp in my house that was not in use, the chair (from Goodwill) and the fabric was left over from a pillow project (which is actually a flat sheet scored at Goodwill for $2). So I got creative and worked with what I already had to make a big impact on a {very} small budget. Sometimes your greatest creativity comes from having limited resources, so don't let a small budget stop you from completing those projects that you're wanting to get done. Plus, you'll feel so much better when you get to cross something off of your to-do list!

4 comments:

  1. The lamp redo turned out great! I would want another one too. I love pairs. I actually purchased two of the George Kovacs originals for my living room. They arrived today and look absolutely fabulous! Thanks.

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  2. The lamp looks soooo good and the chair too! Also, I know exactly what you are talking about with painting closets...I once thought because my closet wasn't too big it would be easy...but it took hours. Of course!

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  3. WOW! Love the lamp! You are sooo very creative!!!

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