I took two 30 year old pottery textured lamps and gave them a makeover similar to what Pottery Barn advertises.
Pottery Barn Lamp Knockoff
This is one of the finished lamps.
Pottery Barn lamp I was going for....
This is one of the set of two lamps. A bit beige and out of date. They are over 30 years old and have made many a military move! Time to give them a makeover.
You can see from the photo the old finish. I had some white paint - it's the paint used for the trim in the house build. I figured "why not"! If it didn't work I would try another paint. It worked just fine. I applied using an old clean rag and dabbed the paint on in small amounts and rubbed it in to work into the texture.
Then, using a round, natural paint brush, I dabbed tiny amounts of my contrast paint. I had a sample jar of the paint I used on our house build - it is the trim color. I applied lightly in some spots and in others applied a bit more paint to give it an uneven looks. I wanted the base to look like it had sat in red clay.
I taped off the lower part of the now dry base, leaving a bit of the textured jar top showing. Also taped the electrical part and switch. I then spray painted the top and the fixture oil rubbed bronze by Rustoleum.
After the paint dried... up close
And the finished product top...
- Paint (on hand)
- Oil-rubbed Bronze spray paint (Rustoleum, Lowe's)
- Old rags, paintbrushes (on hand)