Easy Lamp Makeover
Y’all I’ve been obsessing over these earthenware lamps I’ve been seeing at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie. I shared some of them with you earlier this week on 17 Farmhouse Decor Trends. So do you know what I did? I searched for a similar shaped lamp while thrifting and here’s what happened. Here is an Easy Lamp Makeover using a Goodwill $7.00 lamp to create a knock off earthenware look. This update was achieved for a fraction of the cost of a new lamp.
First, the lamp
You need to have an idea of what you want before going thrifting. So I studied and make screen shots of the lamps I liked.
Some times, I think “this was meant to be”! I walked right into my local Goodwill and immediately spotted this lamp.
Thrifted Lamp Makeover
The first step, is to add some texture. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use Rust-oleum Textured Spray Paint to cover the entire surface.
Using a chip brush add a thin layer of Plaster of Paris over the entire surface and let dry.
Then, once the plaster is set, you can use a light grit sand paper to smooth any rough edges. See some tips and tricks to make this easier here.
The next step will depend on what exact finish you like.
I painted the base with Graphite Chalk Paint. From there up to just over 1/2 way, I used a gray ( French Linen) Chalk Paint.
Finally, you will want to seal the surface of your lamp. See details here.
Thrifted Lamp Makeover Final Reveal
How do you like it? I love the texture and the colors. Still not sure about the lampshade but I have my receipt. LOL