The floor lamp in our basement has gone through so many transformations. Originally it was a yellow and cream lamp many years ago when my mom bought it. Then I painted it white when my son was born and used it in his nursery. Then I painted it oil rubbed bronze a year or so ago.
I actually love the lamp this way, however, I am trying to add some color to the basement and not have just a sea of brown anymore. I thought painting the lamp would be the first step in adding some color.
I saw these candlesticks and was inspired to paint the lamp in similar colors.
So with my inspiration photo in hand, I started to paint the lamp using Annie Sloan chalk paint in Duck Egg and Old White. I haven't done a chalk paint project in a while.
I forgot how easy it is to use this paint.
I just sort of made it up as I went along.
After the paint had dried, I used the clear wax first, followed by the dark wax.
I distressed it a bit by rubbing and buffing the wax with a soft cloth.
Here is what the lamp looks like now.
Something didn't look exactly right.
I tied a blue and brown ribbon to the bottom of the lampshade and I think it ties it into the lamp much better (no pun intended). What do you think?
I can't wait to hear.