DIY Textured Lamp

by Meg
4 Materials
4 Hours

I’ve been loving the look of textured lamps and decided I wanted to “update” the lamps in my home and change things around. I decided to find some second hand lamps (for free off of Facebook) to create the look of a textured lamp!

This is the before picture of two lamps I picked up off of Facebook for free. Although some may love the painted flower it is not my style! However, I really love the shape of this lamp.

Clean Your Lamp

The first thing I did was clean off the lamp to remove any dirt, etc.

Apply Joint Compound

I then used joint compound I had on hand and simply put it on the lamp (I left the bases and top of the lamp black as I wanted a bit of contrast).

Tape Off

After I let the joint compound dry fully I taped off the cord, base and top of the lamp.

Spray Paint

To add additional texture I decided to use Rustoleums textured spray paint to add a stone affect on top of the joint compound. I did a light even coat of this.

Add Your Paint

I then added some paint I had on hand to the lamp.

I then took a wet paper towel and wiped the paint. This created a cement/stone colour as it mixed with the spray paint. You could do a little or a lot depending on the look you’re going for.

This is a look of the finished product up close. I love the different texture/colours!

Add A Shade

I used a shade from another lamp I had around the house. Love how this DIY turned out!

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  • Aimee Aimee on Jun 01, 2020

    Wow! Love this!

  • William William on Jun 03, 2020

    Love it. A lot of people would just use the texture spray. The drywall compound gives a lot more texture.

    • Butters Butters on Jun 03, 2020

      I would use the texture spray but definitely not the joint compound.