I covered the cord and the top part of the lamp, so it doesn't get painted and went ahead and painted. I used black spray paint in matte.
Jazz up Your $5 Goodwill Lamp
I purchased this lamp at my local goodwill and wanted to test out if I can have the same results as I have seen on Instagram
The idea is to spray paint the base black put wet dirt on it, let it dry, then wipe off. The lamp should then look like an expensive rustic lamp base you can find in stores for over $200. So here we go.
I did 2 coates and let it fully dry.
I used wet dirt
Let the dirt fully dry on the base
This took a couple of hours but you have to let the dirt fully dry on the lamp.
Once it's done you can wipe it off with a wet cloth.
Final results are in
I went ahead and got a white lamp shade from target to complement the rustic look and voila. I think this trick would work best with a base that's not already glazed. You could even try this with a pot. This was a fun project and something different to do.