I Gave My Outdated Lamps A New Patina Look

3 Materials
2 Days

I picked up some lamps for $5 each at the thrift store. They were the perfect choice when I needed a project for my Modern Masters Patina Kit. Keep reading to see how easy this was...or is!

These were the two brass lamps I picked up. I wanted them to be about the same height but different in shape. I am not sure why this thrift store has to put so many labels and stickers on each product but they do. I removed the stickers and cleaned off the lamps really well.

Modern Masters supplied me with a kit in exchange for my blog post but you can find the exact (affiliate link) Green Patina Kit here.

There are three easy steps to the entire process.

The first step is the primer. You brush this on, let it dry then apply a second coat. The second coat needs to dry for 12 hours

When the 12 hours is up you apply the copper paint. Let this first coat dry for about 30 minutes then apply a second coat.

While the second coat is still wet spray the Patina Spray and watch it do it's magic.

This is the patina just starting to turn. It is a chemical reaction with the copper paint the provides this, very natural looking patina in just minutes. It is so amazing to watch.

This is how they turned out when I was done.

I just love them. I have since moved them into our guest bedroom and they are perfect in there.

If you are looking for a fun and different project you should definitely try this. I is perfect for an old pair of lamps that need a pick me up!

If you like this project please stop over to the blog for more fun DIY home decor and crafts. And you can sign up for my email/newsletter too. I comes out every five days so you don't get bombarded but you don't miss a post.

Happy DIY-ing!
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

31 Gorgeous Homemade Candle Ideas You're Going to Want to Try
These West Elm Knockoffs Are Pretty Unbelievable
Grab Some Pool Noodles And Copy These 3 Ideas
18 Adorable Bird Feeders You'll Want To Make Right Now
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
16 Stunning Sign Ideas You Can Make for Your Home
15 Affordable DIY Projects You Can Do Right Now!
15 Decor Projects That Will Make Your Home Beautiful
Step-by-Step Painting Techniques You'll Want to Try!
Copy One Of These Lovely Lattice Ideas For Your Home
3 Ideas To Use Terracotta Pots You Definitely Haven't Seen Before
3 Great Projects To Flip Your Cookie Sheet Pans
31 Ways For You To Style Your Garden
31 Ways To Keep Your Home Organized
30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
Michelle James

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 10 questions
  • Ecb Hamaker
    on Jul 22, 2019

    Was one kit enough to cover two lamps? Love how it turned out.👌

  • Pamela
    on Jul 28, 2019

    Love, love your lamps! How cool is that product!! I would want a tad less of the patina. Can that be controlled?

  • Angi
    on Jul 29, 2019

    Question semi-related lol:

    That's neat that they asked you to sample their product for a blog. How did you get into that deal? Did you already blog and they reached out for you for this specifically?

    • Michelle James
      on Jul 29, 2019

      Sometimes that is how it happens but for this case there was a group of about 6 bloggers and we reached out to them. They agreed to give us product in exchange for our blog posts. It is nice to get free product. Product and payment is very common as well. I hope I answered your question.

Join the conversation

2 of 91 comments
Your comment...