So off the the Goodwill I went. I found these pair of matching lamps for $12.99 and I though they could be saved:
They needed some work but overall were in good shape. They even came with the lampshades that are no that bad, I might use them for further projects. They were just not what I wanted for my family room.
First, I cleaned them very well with water and soap and let them dry. Then I applied two coats of Rustoleum Spray Primer.
Then I applied two coats of Rustoleum "Slate Blue" it is a gorgeous color!
Even though the color was beautiful it wasn't what I had in mind and I wanted to do sort of a glaze to antique them a little. So I used some leftover Americana glaze in dark walnut.
I applied it with a cloth and then I wiped it down with a damp cloth. A little goes a long way!
Here you have them with and without the glaze:
After I wiped off the excess glaze, I applied a coat of Annie Sloan's clear wax (my all time FAV)
Then I found some shades at...yes, you got it! TARGET on CLEARANCE for 13 dollars that still fit what I wanted.
So here they are now:
Must reads on the table" Stand a Little Taller" by Gordon B Hinckley that my grandma Lu gave me once for Christmas and "Your Happily Ever After" by Dieter F. Uchdorf
I LOVE the extra shine and protection that the wax gives them!
Now they fit perfectly in my family room for only $26 dollars!
Pillow covers are from another FAV store: H&M!, throw and frames from TJMaxx, table is hand me down from my in-laws and painted, basket is from JCPenney outlet