Revamp Old Lamps

2 Materials
20 Minutes

When we started our master bedroom refresh, I knew I wanted to keep the budget low, that means keeping most of the furniture and decor we already have! I still liked the shape of our old lamps and knew that I’d be changing to larger nightstands so the scale would work better in the new room.

I considered using cement or mud but decided to go with a really easy approach to painting this piece. I decided baking soda and a light beige would really change things up.

First you should tape off the cord and the light bulb part of the lamp. Then, I applied one coat of primer to these because I did not want this flaking off. Next, you want to mix about 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1.5 cups of paint. I stir until well mixed and then apply two coats to the lamp base. I prefer to do this with a sponge brush, but I didn’t have one on hand so I used a regular paint brush. Because of this, I spent time making sure the brush marks weren’t visible by painting in all different directions. This time I choose not to, but you could apply a poly top coat for extra protection.

Finally, style the piece in your new room!

Tape off the cord and bulb!

apply primer

Paint in varying directions to avoid brush marks

Just love the after

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