Hello dear friends! Welcome back! Today I have a fun little makeover for you.
I found these buffet lamps at the thrift store priced at $8.25 each:
That’s a bit pricey to me for these skinny lamps, but I had a full punch card that gave me 20% off my purchase that day, so I ended up getting them for $6.60 a piece before tax. And, I loved that there was a pair of them!
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Then, to have fun with the spindly parts, I decided to use my FrogTape to add stripes!
I gave them two coats of Cotton and pulled the tape off right after applying the second coat, while the paint was still wet:
I have been having a lot of fun with waxes lately, and to play up the details on this lamp, I decided to add some white wax:
Using a wax brush to apply the wax on detailed pieces like this really helps to get it in all those grooves.
I used a clean soft cloth to remove the excess wax and buff it to a soft sheen. The wax is a topcoat, so there is no need to seal after with anything else.
Here is how these cuties turned out:
Well, that was one of them, but of course I did both to match…
Aren’t they cute?
I found the shades at HomeGoods back in the Fall for $9.99 each and bought them to have on hand since I redo a lot of smaller lamps. They were the perfect size and color for these lamps!
That made these lamps about $17 each for what I had to buy. I have them priced at $39 each in my booth.
Here you can see how the white wax is nestled perfectly in all those details…
This shot is from behind our kitchen island…
If you’re new around here and have never seen our kitchen, that was a TOTAL DIY job and you can see the big reveal that includes all the projects we did HERE!
This photo was a fan favorite from that project…
I’m not sure why. I mean, I was just showing how my hubby was doing some demo for me.
How did we get off track…let’s get back to those lamps!
They looked so pretty in my living room that I was tempted to keep them! I dropped them off at my booth on Saturday though.
Another close up of how the wax plays up the details…
The stripes are easy to add if you use your tape as a guide. Add a strip of tape at the bottom, then another right next to that one, then a third. Then go back and remove the second piece and continue to use that piece as a guide for the rest. You can see more on how easy it is to add stripes with no math HERE.
The finial got the same treatment:
I hope ya’ll enjoyed this quick makeover! I recently shared another lamp that I used darker wax on to play up the pretty details:
If you missed that one, you can see it HERE.
And that is another project done!
See what I’ve already completed below!
I’ll be back on Thursday with this flatware box I dug out of my storage room:
See ya then!
UPDATE! No need to come back…this box cleaned up very well! See it HERE now!
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