The weekend we moved, I already had this baby outside to be painted. I made sure to tape off the "guts" or electrical parts.
See the tape?
Before we moved, we had selected a colour palette for the living room. I thought the interior of the lamp would be a perfect place for a "pop" of one of our accent colours.
We opted for purple, which would stand out since it wasn't one of our main colours. Because the Edison bulb lets off such a warm glow, we selected a cooler purple to adjust for this.
The inside was covered in two light coats of spray rust paint.
I spray painted the exterior a basic matte black. We wanted to keep some character so we didn't sand for a smooth finish and we left the metal ceiling mount without paint.
What do you think? It needs a stronger edison bulb but it lets off such an attractive glow. I think it will look great once we paint the walls a more dramatic colour.
Doesn't it look close to the shade we originally imagined in our palette?