I am so disappointed.
I had such high hopes for this project, but it is just turning out badly, badly, badly.
Why is it so hard to paint these lamps? I mean, I’ve painted lamps before – and it turned out pretty well. And it took me practically no time at all.
But this project is different. It is taking FOR-ev-ER and the results are totally sucky.
I wanted to turn them into something modern and fun. Inspired by photos like these, I decided to go BIG yellow…
That’s my yellow ginger jar lamp – isn’t it pretty? That photo is from my post about tea staining a lampshade.
And this old photo of a lamp that Target sold was cool…look at that perfect finish..
And Remodelaholic painted a lamp yellow and it turned out great…
So why does my project look like this?
I was good a primed everything first – the primer covered perfectly! I should have quit there.
I tried using a brush to apply some enamel paint, but it covered terribly so I abandoned that..
And I switched to spray paint. It covered better, but still there are problems…
Why isn’t it covering those grainy spots?
I think the project still has potential, but I am loathe to even go NEAR these things right now…
Any thoughts on how to salvage these?