DIY Painted Lamp

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Slowly but surely we are knocking things off our to-do list. Last Summer, Doug and I hit a few garage sales, and one of our finds was a matching set of lamps. They were in good condition, so we snatched them up for $10 for the pair {talking the seller down of course} and promptly put them in the basement and added them to our list of DIY projects.

So when GE Lighting and Collective Bias contacted us about using their products in a project, we knew right away we wanted to get the DIY Painted Lamps done. GE Lighting is leading the way with energy efficient alternatives to old style incandescent light bulbs. And what a great way to update the lights we use in our home and save money at the same time. By replacing just three 100 watt bulbs with their equivalent CFL bulbs we can save over $32.00 per year. Calculate your savings here.

Doug finished the Painted Lamp in about 30 minutes plus drying time, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Let’s take a look at where we began…

DIY Painted Lamp Supplies:

  • Old Lamp
  • New Lamp Shade
  • Spray Paint – we used Krylon Periwinkle
  • Primer Paint {not pictured}
  • Painters tape {not pictured}
  • GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs
We found all of the supplies at Walmart.

Step 1:

  • Sand down any rough spots or edge with some fine grit sandpaper.

Step 2:

  • Tape off any areas that you do not want painted. Doug used Frog Tape to cover the light fixture as well as the cord.

Step 3:

  • Spray with primer paint, a light coat is all you need.

Step 4:

  • Spray lamp with even coats of spray paint, give it 2 coats and let it dry in between about 30-45 minutes

So what do you think? Big difference?

Want some more information on how you can save money on your energy costs? Check out this video from GE Lighting

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