I’m so excited to be able to teams up with some blogging friends and join in with another DIY Challenge hosted by Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip. This month we can diy or makeover what ever we want and I knew exactly what I needed to do..
So most of you may know that we sold our house and stayed in a holiday rental for over a year while our house was being built. All our stuff went into storage but before hand I had a garage sale and some stuff didn’t get sold.
My DIY will be one of those items that didn’t get sold.
A lamp!! And an ugly lamp at that!! I thrifted this lamp for $6.00 a few years back and couldn’t even get rid of it at my garage sale believe it or not! no one wanted it even though I only had a dollor on it .. The lamp is ceramic with some sort of fake bumps on it .. Here it is below
Ugly isn’t it I started to paint it as you can see below.
I began painting it and thought yuk!! I didn’t like the texture.
So I decided to get my plaster of Paris out I mixed it with some primer paint and some Rustoleum white linen. I started using a paint brush to spread it over the lamp then used some gloves but scrap both those techniques as it was drying way to fast. I decided to just use my hands. Worked better and faster
You can see the brush is starting to clump
I spread the plaster on and it was pretty thin so I did a another layer
I started to lightly sand it to my liking
When I got it to the stage I liked I gave it a coat of rustoleum chalked spray this sealed the plaster.. It was quite dusty until I sprayed it.. Once it was dry it was ready to use.. I just needed to add a lamp shade and a bulb
I had purchased a new entry way table few weeks ago and I desperately needed a lamp for it, but lately my style has been leaning towards an earthy feel, most lamps that looked earthy was around $150 or more and that wasn’t affordable with moving into a newly built home with lots of other works to do first ..
I’m really happy with the way this lamp turned out considering it was on its way back to the thrift store.. I think it’s perfect for the area and it always fills my soul with joy when I can rescue something
So here is the lamp during the day
What I used!
- Old lamp
- Old lamp shade
- Rust-oleum chalk paint linen white
- Rust-oleum chalked spray paint linen white
- Plaster of Paris
- Glass bowl and stick to mix the plaster of Paris
Hope you liked what I did and it gives you a little bit of inspiration to work with something you can change rather than throw out..
Please check out all my friends DIY projects below.
Stay blessed everyone