I took a 20 year old gray metal lamp and wanted to update it for my living room. I don't like how it went on streaky and splotchy.
Is this ugly or what?
A tube is suggested to cover 20 square ft. I used this much on one floor lamp.
It did finally cover fairly well after 4 coats on the base and one thick coat on the shade. I guess the trick is to apply it liberally; at least in this case. I spray painted the inside of the shade gloss black, just because.
Next problem was the gold we bought online had a number on the tube. The RnB at Michael's didn't have numbers on it, so I bought a selection of golds and ended up applying the antique gold, which is a mistake I think. Here is the lamp thus far. That color is too tan looking for me.
Next try is to make the shade a mix of gold and silver, Bethany calls Gliver. It is too tan looking as it is right now I think.. Stay tuned for the continuing saga.
What a minute, it doesn't look too bad in the photo...hmmmm.
Word to the wise: DIY's don't always turn out as planned, right? A huge dose of patience is needed along with your materials, and perseverance! I wanted to add a touch of glam to that corner, and I think I added a touch of SLAM.
On another note, my juices were flowing this week as I constructed a copper wire figure of a yoga pose for the yoga studio we just completed. This 'down dog' is about 3' x 4' and will go on a wall in the studio. I'm working on another 'tree' pose also.
The process involved making a drawing first and bending the wire in a continuous line around the drawing, like a "contour"drawing". Then I took a smaller gauge copper wire and tied in some details. It was very tricky getting that thicker wire to cooperate but I think it turned out as expected.
Today we revisited our fabulous yoga client to begin planning for her office makeover! The overwhelming and fantastic response to the studio makeover has reaped many benefits!
Any Rubn'Buffers out there who want to offer some advice? Help!
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