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!