Most of it will have to go (read: garage sale in the spring) but some of it is useable. Point in case this lamp you see below. I found two of them and knew they’d be perfect for my daughters’ room. Let’s seen how I gave a new life to old lamps.
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What I used:
- DecoArt Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Black
- DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Everlasting
- Paint brush
The How to:
This has to be the easiest paint project I have ever done. I simply painted these sections you see below using the satin enamels black paint. I added about 3 coats in the space of an hour and left it to harden overnight. The great thing about this paint is that it dried to a hard shine. I was really impressed because when I was doing the painting it did not look like it would cover. Was I wrong!!
And the cool thing about the paint is that you can even use it on cabinets. You can bet I’ll be using this paint a lot more now that I’ve discovered it.
I really didn’t like that off white beigey color.In fact I’ve painted a shade before with black trim this time.
Here is a close up. You can see that it looks very rough and is full of texture. I left it like this intentionally. If you want a smoother finish you can sand it down a bit and add a wax. But at this point I am loving the texture as is!
Don’t they look so much better?
I added this picture frame in the back and used my friend, Katrin of KreativK’s Hygge printable. You can also get one for yourself here. I love the crisp whiteness of the paper against the linen mat fabric that I have placed behind it. And we all love to Hygge in the winter!
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