One thing that I know for sure is never go Craig’s List hunting alone. I usually don’t and thank goodness this latest time I brought my husband. A man answered the door and we walked into the “house of horrors”. There was weird stuff piled high in every square inch of the place. He had carved out a path to walk through. We saw animal traps, taxidermy, religious artifacts, clown costumes, surgeon’s tools, porcelain dolls, fur coats, a brass figurine of a turtle with another turtle straddling it’s back doing god knows what.
It was well worth the trip because I scored this desk lamp. It’s very heavy and solid and well worth the $15!!
I really love the contrasting wood arm. One small problem. I was looking for a brass lamp. Nothing that a little of my favorite gold spray paint can’t fix.
The first thing I did was tape off the wood arm and the light bulb socket. I then put the cord in a zip lock bag to protect it.
Next I gave it a quick coat of primer…
I let the primer dry for about an hour before I applied the gold spray paint.
Isn’t she pretty?
I love the final result. At first I thought I wanted to paint the wood arm but I really came to like the touch of warmth the wood gave.
I just love the colors in the above picture that is propped up on my desk. It’s a Goodwill find and was $5.00! The gold frame was in perfect condition and I love the shot of color it adds to my workspace. I’m not sure where it will live permanently yet but for now it makes me happy here.