Brandi
Brandi
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  • Atlanta, GA

Horchow Inspired, Lamp Makeover


I enjoy shopping second hand stores and finding treasures I can use in my home. In the past I have found so much and saved a lot of money. Of course there are times when I walk in and find nothing, but on a recent trip I was genuinely surprised by the selection. I found this pineapple gold leaf lamp. What immediately caught my attention was its unique appearance. After doing a quick search online I found a
horchow inspired lamp makeover, home decor, painting
horchow inspired lamp makeover, home decor, painting
I found the perfect lampshade at Target.  Target Never Disappoints!
I found the perfect lampshade at Target. Target Never Disappoints!
After taping the lamp off, I sprayed it yellow.  No primer needed this time!
After taping the lamp off, I sprayed it yellow. No primer needed this time!
horchow inspired lamp makeover, home decor, painting
Yellow suits her so well!
Yellow suits her so well!
horchow inspired lamp makeover, home decor, painting
horchow inspired lamp makeover, home decor, painting
horchow inspired lamp makeover, home decor, painting
I love this lamp with its new look.  There's nothing better than finding used treasures then turning them into something new!
I love this lamp with its new look. There's nothing better than finding used treasures then turning them into something new!
Brandi

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  • Nan12572325
    on May 18, 2018

    Can you paint lamp shades?

    what kind of paint do you recommend if so!! Tk you

    • Brandi
      on May 18, 2018

      Hi Nancy! I think spray paint would work! Try using several light coats, allowing each coat to dry in between. Good luck with your project.

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  • Wxw
    on Nov 5, 2018

    Great transformation. As a HUGE Horchow, i look for inspiration as the $$ are out of budget. To answer the question "can you paint lamp shades?" . . . you bet. Keep in mind whether shade (whatever you paint) is paper/fabric, are you stenciling, free handing or want all one color, etc. Most often, that determines the type of paint used. I like Rustoleum spray paint for all over color or taping off/spraying. Otherwise, i hand paint my design using paints purchased in small quantity containers from hobby shops. The brush used depends upon look you want to achieve, i.e. stiple brush for dry brushing, nylon hair art brushes, foam, etc. If your firt time, get a practice piece so you get the hang of the process and help decide what supplies will achieve your desired finished product. Google/You Tube are your friends if you want more specific answers/watch how to do. My opinion, you can paint anything as long as it stays still long enough. Good luck.

  • Brandi
    on Nov 5, 2018

    Thank you so much for your comment!!

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