I wanted to flip my flea market lamps ($20 for the set) and create something fun and unique. I first attempted to create a symmetrical bubble type look by gluing on toy poppers. When that completely failed, I started brainstorming. Once I saw my tub of DAP lightweight spackle compound, an idea formed!
This particular spackle compound is perfect because there's silicone in it which gives it a squishy texture when dry and it doesn't chip off. It's also light weight so it didn't cause the lamps to weigh a ton.
I first spray painted the brass accent along the bottom with a fresh coat of brushed brass spray paint. Once completely dry, I used painters tape to cover it and protect it from the next process.