Hello beautiful Friends! I have a quick makeover for ya’ll today. But first, thanks to everyone who tuned into my Facebook LIVE demo of how to line dresser drawers on Tuesday! Having some of you there chiming in in real time made it so much more fun! If you missed it, you can catch the replay on my Facebook page HERE.
Have you ever had a really nice piece of décor that you hated to get rid of, but it just no longer matched your décor?
I found the cutest lamp at the thrift store for $5 (actually $5 minus my 25% off coupon 🙂 ) last week:
Right? There is absolutely nothing wrong with this lamp. It is actually quite pretty, but my guess is that it just no longer matched the previous owner’s décor.
Well no need to throw in the towel so soon…why not paint it?
The burlap shade made me see this lamp with more of a coastal feel. So while the before was very nice, I had fun changing up the style with paint! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
This is Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe with video HERE.)
I decided to add a pop of color with a stripe of Sunken Pool, also by Behr first.
Then I used my silhouette machine (I have this one.) to cut a “stencil” for the graphic:
I like to use regular old contact paper for this because I’m cheap like that, and it works great!
I originally created this graphic a couple of years ago to use on an oval tray. You can see that HERE. I still had it saved in my silhouette library so I was easily able to scale it down to fit this lamp.
I filled in the “stencil” using black acrylic craft paint and a small brush. I removed the contact paper stencil very carefully right away, but waited until it was dry to remove the tiny pieces left behind.
When it was plenty dry, I very lightly sanded across the graphic to soften and smooth it a bit. Then I sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax.
I chose not to sand the edges since the underneath is gold, and I didn’t want that showing through. I could have painted it black first so I could enhance those edges a bit by sanding, but I think it is pretty cute as is…
I love lamps for my booth space. They add additional much needed lighting!
And anything I’ve added our city’s name to has sold quickly so hopefully this little fella will too.
I enjoyed working on a small, less needy project for a change…I hope you enjoyed it too!
If you liked this makeover, then you’ll love this one:
See how I updated the larger of these two curbside (FREE!!) finds HERE! 🙂
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing how I updated this chair that I redid to go with my $30 dressing table:
UPDATE: See how this chair looks now HERE!
Have a fantastic weekend!!
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