Today I'm joining The Nester and her Lampaplooza party and Goodwill is a great place to find lamps or light fixtures to experiment and update the look.
Before I even knew there were people who loved to spray paint, I was always saying -"That would be cuter if it was spray painted white!" I think my family thought I went off the deep end until I found there were blogs with many, many, many other people there doing and saying the say thing. Who knew?
A couple of years ago, we added onto our house to make the dining room bigger and I had the ability to get a new light. We looked and looked and I couldn't justify spending $300 for something that I wasn't really that crazy about. So in order to save money,I decided to spray paint the light fixture. The light was the lovely brass but I wanted a nice creamy color. I couldn't believe how much I like it afterwards. Again, I say - "Who knew?"
I've also both several lamps at Goodwill and either left them alone or got out my spray paint. I've been trying to broaden my horizons and think beyond white or cream.
It's so much fun to make something your own, don't you think?