I believe I mentioned that I have several new lighting projects lined up; here's the first:
This is an antique "oil lamp" style lamp that was given to me over the summer by a friend.
It has a pink milk glass body, a horrifically tarnished and somewhat rusted brass base, and a modern brass cup at the top that someone at one point used to replace whatever was there before.
The glass was in great shape; but the brass base was really, really gross. I tried everything to clean it, from lemon juice to scary chemical cleaners. I got it clean, but I couldn't restore the finish - and it was certainly never going to match the bright gold color of the modern cup at the top.
Spray paint to the rescue.
A thin coat of silver metallic-finish spray paint, light enough to allow some of the dark, tarnished brass to show through in the relief of the fluting and pierced feet; and then a light dusting with a brilliant gold spray paint over that, to warm up the silver to almost a metallic-champagne color (since the silver paint by itself is very blue-gray, and not really silverish at all).
I *love* the way it came out.
And I ADORE the little key-shaped switch. Hee!
New super-girly bedside lamp!
And this light bulb, while VERY cool (and I WILL find a use for it), is nooooot working with this lamp base, LOL. Bit ridiculous. I don't have a shade that works at all; but I'll figure something out, hehe.
Nice base, though. ;)