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Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

1946 Hair-Raising Hare

I really love this cartoon, it is a real classic.

Boring to brilliant!

Here are these two lamps we picked up a while back….they needed a couple of shades and a facelift.

Mel and I purchased these a while back and I knew they would need some work to be real show stoppers. I ordered custom replacement shades from Meteor Lightsย and they did not disappoint. I had originally planned to use them on our Moss floor lamps but they were not substantial enough. Once I received the shades I took them to Lowes to match the paint to the color of the shades. I used a Valspar semi gloss one coat paint to re-finish these lamps. The first thing I had to do was dismantle the lamps and sand down the base and main body.

Once I got enough coats of the black and the pink I cleaned up the line that separated them.

While the lamps were disassembled I painted all the metal pieces to look clean and uniform. I would have tried to keep the brass finish untouched but it was too far gone. Once the paint was completely dry I grabbed a toothbrush to speckle the pink finish with black. I used the same technique with Camila’s lamp restoration.

This little extra really makes the lamp look retro and great!

When I put the lamp back together I rewired it because the old wiring was kind of scary. I purchased two re-wiring kits from Lowes and they worked Like a dream.

As you can see the final product is fantastic.

These will go on the counters in our bathroom. I love the warmth of the light.

Overall I am very happy with the final product. I would like to thank Meteor Lights for the great job on the shades.

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