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How to Update Lighting for an Exotic Living Room

To update the living room's lighting, the existing retro-style lamps are sprayed with aluminum silver spray paint.

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  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Clean and Prepare the Lamps

Take the lamps outside, take them apart, dust them.

clean and prepare lamps

Step 2: Paint the Lamps

Spray paint the lamps with aluminum silver spray paint.

When the lamps are rehung, paint the hanging cords with Terra Mauve to help them blend with the walls (Image 2).

Step 3: View the Transformation

The closet has now become an entertainment center with a separate cabinet to hold Garner's art supplies. The formerly white walls are rich and warm, providing the perfect background to show off select pieces of his artwork. This once glaringly bright living room is now warm and cozy (Image 2) -- done in just two days and costing just $185 for paint.