Well maybe he wasn't quite that vehement about it, but sheesh!!
Mr Concrete has certainly been the leader of the "We Hate Bedside-Lamp's Society" for as many years as I can remember.
Yes, I'm sure that's an actual society...
Well that was until I brought this baby home.
It's vintage, it's metal, it's charming, it's got an Edison Bulb!!!
I love it!
And wonder of wonders, so did Mr Concrete.
As soon as this baby came in the door, he was hooked.
Well, that might be a little bit of a lie.
He might have asked me why I brought that ugly thing home.
I'll fess up.
Here's what it looked like when I stashed it in the garage and hoped he wouldn't see it till I was done.
Yeah, I know.
Plastic, cheap and awful!
But for $4.48 at the D.A.V., it had potential... hiding deep down... really, really deep.
I used my good friend Oil Rubbed Bronze (Rust-Oleum) on the outside and painted the inside of the "shade" in Krylon Looking Glass spray.
Then something fun started to happen.
See that yummy texture on the inside of the shade?
I call that a happy accident!
I sprayed the inside in Oil Rubbed Bronze thinking since it was Rust-Oleum it'd make a good primer.
Well who knew that "Oil" rubbed bronze was actually OIL based? (yeah, shut up, I can hear y'all laughing!)
As you might imagine, when I sprayed the Looking Glass on top of the Rust-Oleum, the whole thing started to bubble.
Good thing I was outside, cuz I think I mighta squealed with delight. (It's possible I even frightened the wild turkeys that hang out by our pond. Poor lil suckers!)
See... squeal worthy.
It turned out so well, that Mr Concrete has had a whole change of heart on the Anti-Bedside-Lamp obsession.
The paint wasn't dry before he announced it was his and it was going on his bedside table.
Color me shocked and crowing like a peacock!
My green plastic hunk-a-junk has converted my man to a bedside lamp lover!!!! WooHoo!!
And I'm just swooning over my new baby owl.
Her name's Hedwig.
Wiggy for short.
I found a twin to my little lamp yesterday on another trip to the D.A.V.
Green, plastic and nasty.
It nearly killed me to pass her up.
What do ya think, should I go back and rescue another one???
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