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« on: October 17, 2007 10:58:06 PM »

OK, so I decided to paint my lamp while watching Knocked Up on my computer last night. Sooo funny. Anyway. My dorm room is just so terrifyingly prison-like that I have to keep sprucing. Let me know what you think,

And here is me trying to show you how when the light is on it looks cool because it turns my brown/turquoise paint into a silhouette. I just look like an old lady. Scary.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007 11:20:27 PM »

that's so cool.....i believe i have the same lamp! Smiley good job!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007 04:01:37 AM »

Love the lamp! What kind of paint did you use on it??? Is there any danger of it 'burning' if the lamp is left on for long periods??

I have a metal type desk lamp that just looks sooo plain, I would love to 'spruce it up' a bit!!

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007 08:40:03 AM »

I used acrylic paint and figured since it's water based, the risk of its catching fire is about the same as the risk of the entire lamp itself catching fire, which is low and would be sad. (But not surprising because it was pretty cheap)
Also, I use a lower-watt bulb because my room is small anyway.

Spruce yours Kpooh and show!
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007 12:09:03 PM »

If you will install a CFL or (if you can find one for under $50) an LED bulb, you won't have to worry at all about fire risk. CFLs burn much cooler than incandescent bulbs, and the LED kind -- which I have in a lamp on my desk -- produce no heat at all. (I got my LED bulb from Thinkgeek.com but couldn't find any more like it when I went back to order more later.)

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