Monday, February 9, 2015

Metal Polishing and Spray Painting

Welcome to 2015! I guess we're a little over a month in, but I have a two recent projects to share! This is another corner from my guest room ("a cute office nook" seen here) and I've taken a couple of old things and made them new! First is this Ikea hack on a 3 drawer Hemnes chest - well, perhaps it's not much of a hack. All I did was change out the knobs, but it looks so much more unique! I found these metal knobs at an antique store and spent 1.5 hours polishing them to a shinier finish. After my Dad drilled the holes in the drawer a little larger to accommodate the new knobs, I went to Home Depot to look for shorter screws. Whatever I found worked perfectly, so that project was easy to complete.

The second project was repurposing this vintage lamp. It originally belonged to my Grandmother and was probably purchased in the '60s or '70s. Another fairly simple makeover, I cleaned up it and enlisted my Dad's help to prime and paint it! We tested out a new paint sprayer and were overall pleased with the results. I purchased a new shade at Target.

Dresser - Ikea 3 drawer Hemnes {here}
Lamp - vintage, repurposed
Arrangement - made by me
Mirror - Home Goods
Trash Can - Vintage
Paint - Sherwin Williams "Gray Matters"

The polished and unpolished metal.

And finally, some pictures of the lamp in progress!
Before: so retro!

During: a few coats of primer and paint go a long way! Color is Bay Coral by Glidden.

Two corners of this room are finished!


Rachel Dinh said...

Amazing what a little time and spray paint and do for a space. Look beautiful!

Silex In The City said...

Everything looks great. Great job on blending old and new!