The master bedroom makeover keeps moving along! I never realized how much I would love having a put-together bedroom until I started putting it together. I can’t wait to make my bed in the morning because it looks so pretty! Nevermind that there’s clean laundry stacked on the dresser and and a pile of dirty laundry in the corner. (Cause we do live in here after all.)
My next project was to find some lamps for the nightstands. There’s something so grown-up about matching lamps on the nightstands, don’t you think? I guess that makes me a child because I haven’t had a lamp on my nightstand since we moved into this house.
When I saw these brassy, but oh-so-shapely, lamps at the Goodwill, I knew they were destined for my bedroom. And at $3.00 each, the price couldn’t have been more right.
If you love brassy old lamps, then perhaps you should look away. Because I wanted these beauties to be super-shiny white, so I tried out a new-to-me spray paint…Rustoleum White Laquer. It gives you an even shinier finish than regular gloss paint. I also used an enamel primer…mostly because that’s what I had in the basement. But it was probably a good idea because it gives you a more durable finish and my lamps tend to get knocked around by flying balls and boys.
Spray painting a lamp couldn’t be easier. Just use some painter’s tape and plastic bags to protect the parts that you don’t want painted like the cord and the socket.
If I were really only the ball, I would have taken “during” pictures but I’m not. You’ll just have to trust me that I put on 2 coats of primer, then let it dry overnight. Then 2 coats of paint the next day. The whole thing probably took an hour of actual work.
I found some linen-look lampshades at my beloved Target that work perfectly.
Here’s a dumb little tip that probably won’t apply to any of you. Do you see how the nightstand on the left is taller than the nightstand on the right? You don’t really notice it until you have matching lamps on the nightstands. Then everything looks all catty-wompus and crooked. So I used a stack of books on the shorter nightstand and raised the lamp up so that the top of the shade was level with the other one.
Next up for the master bedroom makeover? Artwork for above the bed. I have a few ideas, but nothing’s written in stone yet. What do you think would work for my Zen Traditional look?
If you’re just catching up on our master bedroom makeover, check out the progress so far!