So what if the socket was detached and crooked - it's nothing a little super glue couldn't fix! These babies were cleaned, taped and primed within a day.
I like to sand everything in between the primer and paint coat, even metal and plastic. Primer can leave texture behind, and a light sanding with 400 grit will take care of it. I barely put any pressure on it to avoid taking too much primer off.
So what color did I choose?
Red, baby! I've always wanted to have a pair of hot red lamps and this was the perfect opportunity. It also helped that the Rustoleum Universal paint in 'red was on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $5, this paint is definitely superior to the cheaper cans.
After one coat I was in love! After two more, I realized how much of a pain spraying curvy lamps is. Then the stupid drop cloth blew up and ruined the final coat, so I had to bust out another can of paint to put a fourth coat on them. UGH!
Regardless, I love the way they turned out and purchased the cream linen drum shades from Target to finish the look.
I love them! The total cost was $3 for the lamps, $10 for two cans of paint (I shouldn't have needed two), and $50 for the two lamp shades. $63 for two unique lamps? Yes, please!
Have you sprayed anything a hot color lately?