We’re continuing to decorate our home and I have a perfectly good lamp that had the plastic clamp become discolored with age. It seems a waste to get rid of just for that, so I bought some metallic paint plus primer Rusto and got to work sanding, cleaning, partially disassembling, and wrapping up what didn’t need paint. Luckily it was really hot outside, making the time between coats short.

The only issue is the arm now looks more like a nickel color compared to the steel color of the lamp head and clamp, but it’s not enough of different to bother me. This serves as a good reminder to always spray a little piece of wood or card stock as a test swatch for something you really care about the color for.