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!
DIY 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.
The first thing I did was clean off the lamp to remove any dirt, etc.
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).
After I let the joint compound dry fully I taped off the cord, base and top of the lamp.
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.
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!
I used a shade from another lamp I had around the house. Love how this DIY turned out!