Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Boring Lamp Re-Do

PicMonkey Collage

I have had this lamp for years…it was off white when I bought it, then pink, then black and now a turquoise blue!


I painted it gloss black a few years ago when I first went through my “paint everything glossy black” phase.


I used acrylic enamels (a mix of two colors—a blue and a jade color), mixed them on my paper plate palette and painted that lamp right up!


I put on several coats and it looked great…until


I got it inside and then it seemed too bright…


Don’t get me wrong, I have this shade of turquoise in small ways all through my living room, but this just seemed like too much.


So back to the drawing board…I mean the deck!


I used Martha’s metallic glaze in black coffee (I don’t even like coffee) to change the look a bit.


That stuff is very easy to use…I have used it on several pieces of furniture and like the color and metallic sheen a lot.


And you can use as much or as little as you want…


I used a medium amount…and rubbed the extra off with a paper towel.


The finial when it was done….it is still wet even!


Now I am liking it much better!


This was the perfect piece to use the glaze on, there are a lot of nooks and crannies in this lamp.


Now it is perfect!!

Before, during and the final product below!

PicMonkey Collage

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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I like it, I like it! Fantastic! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Crystelle said...

This is far from boring....! I think we all went through that "paint everything black" phase.....
But now onto more cheerful colors....
LOVE how it turned out. That metallic glaze is awesome by the way....

Enjoy your new lamp!

the decorating chica said...

That metallic paint 'made' this redo! Great job.

Megan Gunyan said...

The glaze was the perfect touch! Love it!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I have two of these lamps and your cleverness has given me a great direction. Love the color and the glaze, what a perfect combo.

Unknown said...

Just gorgeous - love the color and love the glazing :)

Karima said...

Wow - a brilliant job! I love it when a project doesn't quite go to plan but ends up really good at the end anyway!

Karen at said...

Love!!! It is beautiful in the turquoise but the glaze adds just the right touch! Gorgeous :)

Jill said...

Beautiful Ellen! Definitely an improvement on the black!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Laura @ Dinner for Eight said...

Hi there - found you via the Stuff and Nonsense link party. Enjoyed several of your posts, but this was my favorite - so beautiful! I'm trying to get over the "paint everything glossy black" phase, myself, lol.

Pinning this post. :)I definitely have to remember that Martha Stewart glaze.