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I decided that today I would share the little makeover I had planned to share for Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday. I ended up sharing my desk instead since I was able to get it finished in time. See it HERE if you missed it.
Today I am sharing a lamp makeover!
What do you see when you look at this lamp?
Do you see what I see?
All those pretty curves?
Apparently not everyone could see past the dated green and brown finish because I found this on clearance at the thrift store for only $2.98!
My birdhouse lamps finally sold (hallelujah!), and my booth is missing that soft light they provided. It is also missing most of its inventory ahem…working on that. So when I saw this lamp marked down to next to nothing, I knew it would be a great piece to make over.
Paint is magical.
That was after one coat. Two coats did the trick. Then instead of grabbing my sand paper, I chose to wet distress.
I chose to wet distress because there is a good chance that if I use sandpaper, I could take off more of the finish than I wanted. Because this lamp is not wood, it is likely a whitish color under that old finish, and I definitely did not want that peeking through. To wet distress, I just dipped an old wash rag in some water and rubbed where I wanted the paint to come off.
I was able to control the distressing more easily as well.
I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
Look away from the bottom of the curtains in the background, I still need to hem them.
I said look away ha ha. I have a few loose ends to tend to in this room. I’ll share it eventually, I promise!
This shade came from Tuesday Morning years ago, but I have seen similar ones in HomeGoods from time to time, and At Home has a burlap version. The lamp I bought it for used to be in my old dining room but it finally bit the dust.
I found this finial at Hobby Lobby and painted it to match:
This little lady will be heading to my booth soon!
I’m having a painting marathon today and tomorrow. I am going to try to freshen up several pieces that I had in my old house that I am no longer using here, so I can get my booth filled back up, including this sewing machine cabinet:
I’ll be back on Tuesday to share how I freshened this one up!
UPDATE: See the new look I gave this pretty table HERE now! 🙂
Have a fantastic weekend!!
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