Lamp Makeover! I posted the BEFORE pic on our Facebook page the other day and I have been finishing up tiny details and it's finally done and ready to take it's place on my nightstand!
I don't dare show you it's intended spot in my master bedroom as it's my work-in-progress room and unfortunately seems to be the last room I'll ever get finished. However, the one thing I'm sure of in the room is my color scheme, which is a blend of flat and charcoal gray's with a bold splash of what I call "plum" - a purple hue that I'm in love with.
I loved the shape of this lamp, but the antique gold just wouldn't do at all for this room. So I had to put my thinking cap on....
I gave it a full coat of
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite as you see here.
I then dry brushed Valspar Metal and Patina Glaze in Silver onto the detailed areas I wanted to bring out. The result reminds me of pewter and I adore the intricate crevices and detail.
Then to break up the monotony of the grays, I mixed up my own combination (I do this when I'm too impatient to go buy a color) of black
latex paint I had on hand with some lilac and plum acrylic paints that I had and came up with a beautiful color that I think blends well with my color scheme in the room.
Once I had all the painting done, I let it dry for 24 hours and then sprayed the painted area (originally milk glass) very well with Bullseye Clear Satin to seal it.
The comforter I have on our bed is gray and plum with a bold white design and so I went with a white lamp shade to top it off.
What do you think? I love the transformation and now it totally fits with the decor of our master bedroom.(Which I'll share at a much later date when it's worthy :D )
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