The Power Of Paint:
My Lamp Before & After

Though I've been doing this a long time, the power of paint to transform things still astonishes me. Take this lamp (or lamps, since it's part of a pair) for instance. They've been moving from room to room as I've tried to work their weird green base into my home's neutral color scheme. But it wasn't working. A sponge brush, a half hour and a sample can of Benjamin Moore's Kendall Charcoal later…

…And a lamp I'd been on the fence about suddenly became a lamp I love. And, from moving around the house, the new color may have finally found them a home in my bedroom, setting the tone for the room's transformation into a space with a more masculine vibe. What change can a can of paint make in your home this week?

(Images: Abby Stone)