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4.12.2018

diy Vintage Lamp Makeover - in 1 Step!

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paint is by far my favorite decorating tool...
it's inexpensive (sometimes FREE). it's easy to find. it's not hard to store.
and the possibilities of what it can DO are astounding!

sometimes a paint project requires additional elements and many steps
(like the faux concrete treatment i've shared - and the faux rust treatment that i HAVEN'T shared)
but sometimes, it's one step easy-peasy. that was this project... 
and just WAIT until you see the 'before'!!!

continue reading for the Before & After - AND my secret for a perfect gloss finish...

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when i opened my homewardFOUND retail shop last October, the vintage lamp on the left was in a display.
i had removed the original dingy cream polyester lampshade fabric, and revamped the shade
by tying ribbons of brocade fabric onto it. it got a LOT of attention and comments... 
but two months later, it hadn't sold. so i removed it from the shop and brought it home.
and as i carried it into the garage, i decided i actually LIKED it. well..... i liked the SHAPE of it.

that was in January. fast-forward to yesterday, when i finally got around to this project.

i cleaned the lamp with simple dish soap and water, let it dry, and then painted it.
two quick coats of my secret weapon for glossy finishes transformed the lamp from vintage to mod in no time.
a linen-texture shade in a color similar to our walls finishes it off and adds warm light to our entry hall.

i really think the lovely shape of this lamp is more eyecatching in one color, 
and i love that the texture of the 'leaves' stands out even more in monotone... 
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now, about that 'secret weapon' i mentioned....
it's appliance epoxy spray paint

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i prefer Rust-oleum brand, as it flows consistently from the can through the spray cap
with a fine mist that makes even coats a breeze.
it's thicker than regular paint, but it's formulated to stay put and not drip (use thin coats, tho!)
i can't even count how many lamps /chandeliers i have painted with this... every one has turned out perfectly. 

i have a hot painting tip for you, too: place the item you are painting on a turntable or wheeled cart,
so that you can simply turn that as you are spraying for an even coat -
instead of walking around in circles!
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it's easy to make changes to what you already have to freshen up your home decor - you can DO this!

see a few of my other lamp makeover projects here and here
see ALL of my painting tutorials + posts here

shared online:

funky junk interiors | diy salvaged junk projects #423

note: this product mention is my recommendation. it is not a sponsored post.

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