I’ve got a fun tiny modern table lamp makeover for you in today’s post… along with a sneak peek of our guest room (which I’m finally ready to reveal in a week or so), and some new favorite colors- the best spray paint colors. I’ve tested a LOT this year and have found some beautiful hues. Click through to check it out!
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Working with Krylon this year, I quickly discovered that spray paints have evolved quite a bit over the past few years. There are more colors, textures, and finishes than I ever remembered! Since I’ve been testing and exploring a lot of those this year, I thought it would be helpful to share eight of my favorites. “What color is that?!” has been my number one most asked question since starting this blog. Whether it’s our wall color, furniture color, or another project we’ve painted, hopefully saving some of these swatches will come in handy for your next spray paint project!
For my lamp project, I ordered a tiny table lamp that would fit on a small nightstand in our guest room. I found the perfect metal, modern shape, but the color was BRIGHT. The sunshine yellow was a bit much for our space, didn’t fit my vision or the design plan, and felt far too loud for the room. I knew I wanted to use a bold, warm tone. My top two options were Krylon’s Satin Brick or Satin Terracotta. I ultimately landed on the one that skewed more red, but tested both options and it was a tough choice, because they were both beautiful.
This is what we used for this quick and simple DIY paint project…
SUPPLIES + TOOLS
- Krylon® Fusion All-In-One® in Satin Brick
- Modern Metal Table Lamp
- 320 Grit Sand Paper
- Masking Tape
- Masking Film
Step 1 // Sand it. Since the lamp is metal, with a glossy yellow finish, we decided to quickly sand it with 320 grit sandpaper… just to rough up the surface a bit, so the paint could bond better.
Step 2 // Clean it. After sanding, we proceeded to wipe and clean the light fixture and all of the painted pieces that accompanied it, making sure the dust was adequately removed.
Step 3 // Paint it. We used Krylon’s Fusion All-In-One for this project because it contains primer AND paint. It bonds to any surface and we’ve had excellent results with it in the past. After multiple thin coats, the lamp was looking beautiful.
Step 4 // Allow it to completely dry. Once you’ve painted, it’s important to allow the piece to dry completely before styling it. I usually leave our projects out for 24 hours, just to be safe.
Didn’t it turn out cute?! Are you surprised by my color choice? You’ll soon see my entire vision for this room- I wanted it to have COLOR, lots of depth, character, and some unique designerly interest. I love the way the brick color works with our wall color and the textiles within the space- like the grasscloth wallpaper and drapery.
If you’re curious about some more of my fast and easy past spray painting projects, I’m going to link some favorites below…
I’ve got one more spray painting project coming to the blog in a couple weeks- a beautiful holiday tablescape! I thrifted some gorgeous finds and I’m looking forward to showing you. Out of curiosity, do you use spray paint often? If so- what is your favorite thing you’ve painted? I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!