I’m always on the look out for something that can be redone on the cheep. I loved the vintage look of these lamps on the cabin, but they were D.I.R.T.Y. Instead of spending a bunch of cash on new ones, I painted them fire engine red. I’m sure the neighbors wondered what the heck I was doing wrapping plastic bags around old lights and spray painting them in my swim suit. Oh well 🙂 I knew they would be cuter when I was done. So here they are, let me know what you think!
Before (notice the sweet birds nest)
After (no more birds nest!)
Total Cost: $6 (primer & paint)
Step 1: Remove Lamps. Make sure you turn off all the power to lamps! Otherwise, bzzztttttt!!!!
Step 2: Clean Lamps with soap and water. Allow them to fully dry.
Step 3: Use plastic bags to cover the parts you don’t want painted and secure with tape. I would have pulled all the pieces apart, but this was much quicker and worked just fine.
Step 4: Prime Lamps & allow to dry
Step 5: My favorite part – spray paint!! Allow to dry for several days so the paint doesn’t scratch when you mount them back.
Step 6: Carefully remove plastic.
Step 7: Mount lamps back to the house. Again, make sure all the power is turned off!