This lamp worked perfect with the old Decour fun and funky, but rather than get rid of it I decided to spruce it up first thing was to paint the base. The base was a clay with no finish. So a off-white chalk paint would work perfect.
Funky Fun Lamp Takes on a New Look
I have been updating my guest room and rather than send this lamp to the thrift store i decided to repurpose it and keep it! It was a fun lamp with old decor but needed a new life. Pretty simple way to update it. Let me know if you agree.
I simply taped off the top took my sponge brush and my homemade chalk paint and went to work. It only took one coat for the look I wanted.
I had made this chalk paint quite a while ago using regular flat white paint and a little plaster of Paris. Obviously you could buy this and in the store, but if I’m in the middle of a thought and a project I don’t wanna waste my time to go the store I’ll figure out an alternative way
I don’t know about you but I find that lampshades are just entirely too expensive so I keep extras in a closet. This lampshade had a little damage so I figured if I could actually cover it with something and hide the damage then it would work out perfect. Do you original lampshade would probably take too much time to paint and cover over the funky print. So I recycled an old one.
I had purchased this roll of netting at Michael’s on clearance and it was the perfect width to create illusion that my lampshade was not damaged. Before I placed each section of netting I spray adhesive on the shade and then used clothes pins and laid it across the whole thing all four sides and trimmed down.
Here is a picture of the roll of netting I purchased at Michael’s. And spray adhesive . This is just a random spray adhesive that I keep stocked in my craft cabinet.
I took my fingers and push down the netting and held it in place for a few seconds in each area to make sure it adhered. Once the spray adhesive was dried I trimmed and remove the close pens to get ready for paint.
I often purchase sample paints in the opps section of hardware store if I like the colors. They are great for small projects like this and you can’t beat the cost. So I went to work on putting my paint over it using my fingers to push it down and keep it smooth.
I used a sponge brush and pretty much dabbed it in each section to get it all painted I did not paint the inside just the exterior. Once this coat dried I really like the dimensional luck so I didn’t do a second coat. But if you wanted it to be a solid you could probably do a second coat and have it be completely covered.
Once the paint dried I went over it with Matt finish mod podge.
Once I put the lampshade on the lamp I loved it it would change the whole look and now I can work around this pretty blue that I like so much. Super easy not too time-consuming and cost wise it’s next to nothing. I always try to re-purpose something rather than go out and purchase another new item and throw the old one away. I hope you enjoyed it super quick and easy.