Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Craft Month: Ikea Lamp Redo

Happy March Everyone!

If you didn't know already, March is a pretty awesome month.  Why?  

It's NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH!  Yay!!

In celebration of the month of crafts, all of my upcoming posts will consist of crafty organizing projects for the Craft Room.  I'll show how I keep my disaster area of a studio space organized and super bright and colorful!

At the end of the month, I'll post the dramatic reveil of my space and give a tour.  Should be fun!  And hopefully encourages me to keep it clean for longer than a few days...

To start the month off, here's a simple lighting project I whipped up with one of my Ikea finds.

Image Source: Ikea
This is the Kvart wall lamp from Ikea which can be purchased for around $10.  It used to come in other colors, but these days it's just plain old black and silver.  That's all good and dandy, but I like color.  So after a quick trip to Lowes, I busted out the Painter's tape and a plastic bag and headed outside.


I snagged a white version of the lamp when it was still available, but the silver color would still be easy to do as well, it just might take and extra coat or two of paint.  I was really careful with my taping job so that I wouldn't end up with paint everywhere, but other than that this was a super fast little project.  A few coats of some satin finish green spray paint and I had this:


The perfect, brightly colored task lighting.  The satin finish ended up being extremely important with this lamp, because it doesn't even look like it's been painted.  Just be careful with the spray and it'll turn out great!

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