How to Create a Whimsical Look Lamp Stand With Easy Paint Pen Makeover

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
4 Materials
2 Hours

I had this gold painted lamp stand and although it was beautiful, it didn't suit my style or my decor. i decided to transform it and give it a new and whimsical look.

Old wood lamp stand

I first painted the base using black acrylic paint.

Acrylic black paint on base

I then began to add details with these awesome new acrylic paint pens. I am new to using acrylic paint pens and begin to really love the control and ease of painting. I start to make the black and white stripes.

Creating stripes with Acrylic paint pens

I used pink and orange paint to create the whimsical look and began to see the stand transforming.

Painting two coats of paint

I love how the colours and textures come together and really come to life! How easy and simple is that.

Adding detail stripes

I keep adding little dots and making sure the piece is truly quirky looking.

I’m so happy with this lampstand's new identity! I also gave the lamp shade a new look.

Whimsical Lamp stand

That's the finished product. Take a look at it with the new lampshade as well. I hope

How to decorate lamp shade and stand makeover

To see how I gave the shade a makeover, take a look at my post-

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  • Stacey Lee Stacey Lee on Mar 21, 2019

    How does the acrylic paint affect the light shining through the shade? Dies it completely occlude the light? Post a pic with the light on in a dark room  please and thank you!

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  • Rita Cole Rita Cole on Mar 20, 2019

    Absolutely will try this.

  • Robby Treichel Robby Treichel on Mar 22, 2019

    I love the creativity and would like to try a project like this, but I would match the color choices of the shade to the lamp, or vice-versa. Nice job though.

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    • PJ PJ on Apr 01, 2019

      lol.. I love the way you did it!

      Basic is boring! Weird, quirkiness, those are GREAT qualities to have. We're the lucky ones 💚💚💚