Friday, April 1, 2011

Brassy Globe

I have been wanting to try out Rust-Oleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint foreeever, so when I came across this brassy beauty at Goodwill I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her.

I think she's got some potential, what do you think? For $3.99 it was worth a shot.

First I had to break out some Goof Off to remove all of the sticker residue. Hate the smell of this stuff but it does the job!

Then took it apart and covered all the pieces I didn’t want to get paint on. (Notice the professional ziplock bag job.) By the way…did I mention that this globe is also a light? So cool!

Behold! The great Oil Rubbed Bronze! This stuff is amaaazing! Just wait, you’ll see, you’re gonna luuuv it to!

After a few coats of paint here she is now:

Here’s a close-up of the base. I just love the finish!

And here it is again:

Now see? Doesn’t a can of paint make a “world” of difference?  Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!

Have a great weekend everybody and find something brassy to paint! :)

Linking up with:

Beneath My Heart

Finding Fabulous

Thrifty Decorating

Tatertots and Jello

Designer Garden

Fingerprints on the Fridge

A Glimpse Inside


  1. Wow...pretty re-do! :) I LOVE what ORB can do!!
    Thanks for linking!

  2. Oh yea that looks INCREDIBLE! My husband has some awful silver speaker stands and I'm doing this to them this weekend lol. I'd love to have you link this to my VIP party today!

  3. Stopping by from Tator Tots and Jello!

    Love this!!

  4. Hehehe...a "world" of difference! I love the way it turned out...I'll be looking for things in my house to use this on..can't wait to have a reason to use this paint too!

  5. hiya , great finished piece , lovin spary paint myself at the min. tfs, am visiting from amaze me monday and your newest follower , hope you pop by mine and follow me too

  6. ORB is getting so popular, my Lowe's was out of it, but I am going to keep looking. LOVE the globe!! Great find.

  7. It looks so much better. ORB is a miracle worker!