buh-bye sassy brassy




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You remember Sassy Brassy? She’s all muscle, got great curves, but she needs a little update.
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  Lookin’ good….
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I added my Goodwill $3 shade and she sits downstairs in the family room next to the worst furniture decision I’ve ever made in my life thank goodness we have a basement our comfy sofas.
august 2010 008 1 I was hoping the sun would come out today to take some fab pictures, but no such luck. Rain, rain go away.
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august 2010 030 1 $6 lamp + $3 lampshade + $6 spray paint = $15 total lamp.
Brass can be your friend…be on the lookout for nice shaped lamps hiding under brass in your thrifty endeavors.
Have you transformed any brass lately?
We wanna see! Feel free to link up down below:

Victoria doesn’t have a blog, but here is what she did with her $5 brass chandelier:
Beforebrass  After:white

36 comments:

  1. Very nice Melissa! I love that shade. I mean color, well the shade too. Okay, I love it all!

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  2. Looks amazing! I really like your color choice. I have 3 old lamps waiting for me....lol

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  3. No brass-painting lately. . . but I do have a can of that paint that I purchased on clearance for $1.40. Seeing your lamp makes me think I will get that baby out and put it to good use! :)

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  4. That really looks great. Love the color too.
    Brooke

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  5. I'm loving that color! That totally makes the whole lamp. My Habitat store has a huge supply of the world's ugliest brass lamps. Now I know they can be beautified :)

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  6. Great redo...I am trying to debrass my house. I DO NOT like brass and I do love spray paint that covers brass. The blue chose is is beautiful.

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  7. i painted my brass lamp a while back, and it was the best change! this was before i read blogs, so i had no idea that you could even DO that, lol. good color choice-mine is similar.

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  8. Nice color choice, Melissa! I was recently admiring lamps this color at Home Goods {or Marshalls, I forget which}. The paint really adheres good to the brass, too.

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  9. Melissa-Great job on the lamp. Isn't spray paint the best thing ever invented?? I just spray painted stainless steel napkin rings. What caught my eye is the poster over the sofa. I have been looking for that one. It is one of my all time favorite movies! Love that color blue!

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  10. I'm in love with that color lately. Great choice! It turned out perfect. Is the paint sticking okay?

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  11. I am not a 'blue' girl but I do love that color and the lamp looks great.

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  12. No...I have not transformed any brass lamps (or otherwise) lately but I've been searching for some and can't seem to catch a break! I want new lamps and love love love the makeovers you do to the thrift store finds. I'm still looking :)

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  13. Did the same to three brass lamps with flat black paint--SO much nicer (and they sold a billion times faster and for more cash on craigslist that way)

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  14. I just painted my brass chandelier last night! I haven't uploaded the pictures yet, but I'm thrilled with the difference.

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  15. ah.maz.ing

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  16. Your lamp looks fabulous. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  17. It looks wonderful, Melissa! :) I like your color choice.

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  18. Love this lamp!!! I looked long and hard for the lamp I could transform, even bought the turquoise spray paint so I would be prepared. But alas, my heart was stolen by a lamp at TJ Maxx!!!

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  19. Love the Bahama Blue. So fresh and updated. I spray painted brass double hooks and knobs black and hung them in our master bathroom.

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  20. What a wonderful makeover! It seriously looks like a $50 lamp from Home Goods. Well done!

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  21. I'm also all about sassy brassy lamps. You just can't beat the price -- lamps are expensive!!! Well, the pretty ones are. I heirloom whited one earlier this summer and it just so happens to be in the background of a picture I had on craig's list. No one has bought the couch yet, but I've had no less than two dozen emails about whether or not the lamp was for sale. Crazy.

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  22. The lamp looks fabulous! And that rain? Welcome to the East, my dear. ;-)

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  23. I will have to paint something brass soon! It looks great.

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  24. I have a brass lamp that I've been wanting to paint. I was going to go with a brushed nickel finish, but now after seeing that blue, I'm going to have to rethink it.

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  25. Wow! I would never have thought of painting brass. I was imagining all this time that there was a law against it or something! The lamp looks really good. It will make me think again about cool objects diguised as brass. xx

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  26. nell ann~you should go into the painting brass lamps/sell them on craigslist business!!

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  27. I love what you did, but did you have to put a primer on before you painted it?

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  28. Ive been on the look out for a pair of lamps to makeover for my bedroom no luck yet. Your lamp looks great!

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  29. Oh la la!!!! Very nice-I love spray paint!!! There is something so magical about a can - it is just full of possiblities!! Even my kids know tovwatch out when momma grabs a can. Nobody or no thing is safe!!!

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  30. Wow who would have known it was a brass lamp before if you hadn't shown us. I love the transformation and the blue is such a fun color. I will definitely be on the look out for a brass lamp to redo!

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  31. What a beautiful transformation! I love the color you chose and love how it looks now!
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  32. Ann Gallien1/8/14, 2:21 PM

    When painting brass, is there any kind of prep work to be done first or do you just start painting?  I found a lovely brass lamp at a garage sale for only $2 but needs a shade.  I think it would look so much better painted as you have done to yours.  I love all  your ideas that I have seen so far.

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  33. Had a hideous shiny brass fixture in my dining room.  I used pewter and black paint which I applied with small sponges to to paint it and it now looks amazing...spray painted the black metal shades ivory and VOILA!!  New fixture!  Looks amazing...wish I could add a pic

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