2.03.2011

Atomic Lamp Restyle

Last week I posted about this flea find lamp
 I love "atomic" lamps.  
They remind me of being a kid and all the funky home furnishings people had.  
So unique


I was deciding whether to leave as is or paint and add to my Etsy shop.  
Guess what I decided.



I was picturing a mirror finish and had heard about this stuff in blog land:

So, I went to Hobby Lobby with my coupon (holy cow this stuff is $$$).

Can you read that? 
Obviously I didn't. 
I thought I could use it on metal, how cool would that look?  
But what about my lamp says 
"hello I'm clear glass
or 
"hey if you spray on the REVERSE side of MY GLASS SURFACE you will get a reflective finish!" 
???  


So this is what I got: 
It actually looks alot shinier in the picture.  
In real life it had more of an aluminum foil, 
I want to be in someones fake spaceship look.
I understand "atomic" but...
No.

So I decided to go back to the drawing board.  



and here it is with it's new brown hammered finish


I'm debating on whether to fix the spot below or leave as a vintage {wink}
What do you think? 




1 comment:

jennifer said...

I really like how it turned out - totally worth all the trouble (thank goodness, right?). I'll be on the look out for the looking glass paint. I tried to do a project with regular silver spray paint on glass once and the project tanked badly.

Have a wonderful evening!

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