Ladies, what is more appropriate when talking about finish lines than a horse?
"Stop looking at me HORSE!"
Okay, so he was really saying "stop looking at me swan" but you get the picture. Name that movie!
I feel a bit like Adam Sandler lately. See, I grabbed this horse lamp from my Grandparent's storage back in November. I love it. Not only because it was theirs, but because I think it's rad. It's a conversation piece, it's green (bonus) and it provides light. Functional art! I almost feel Scandinavian.
I really like the current paint job but there are a few chips and I don't like those. The detail in the horse is a little darker (& dusty) ... but I could look past that. I actually considered just leaving it, throwing a shade on it and sitting down to watch RHO da O'C. But, I know myself oh to well. Every time I walk past the lamp, I would pull the swiffer dust cloth in my pocket out (true story) and try to clean away the grooves. It's official, getting a paint job!
So, I tried a few different greens. I didn't want to change the color too much ... going for a "Boxwood" look. My first couple attempts, did not work. I wasn't feeling them. The first color looked a little did I just find this in a baby's diaper? The second color, not so hot. So I mixed 2 colors together and came up with something I liked. I painted it on pretty thick with a foam brush.
I let it dry and then I covered it with a coat of PolyShades - walnut water based stain. I immediately wiped it off, just to leave that antinquey look.
LOVING IT! Actually, it looks a lot like it used to (without the dust & chips). The color is a little more modern, fresh and ready for OUR house. I love that it's familiar, but new ........ a little of the old coming though. Thanks Gram!
It's a little weird, but the color pretty much matches the bucket I picked up at the Brimfield Antique & Flea Market EXTRAVAGANZA that Mrs. W (Mrs. K couldn't make it because her man was out of town for work) went to. So, it's official ... I am officially and clinically, green obsessed!
Now for a shade. Burlap anyone?