Monday, June 8, 2015
Shabby Chic Reading Lamp Tea Time Craft
Last weekend I was driving by a friends home when there neighbor had left unsold items out from their yard sale with a FREE sign on them. I grabbed a very dated lamp I thought I could try to re-purpose for my own use. The above is the after photo and below is the before.
Now that I am 40 I will be honest that I need more light then ever it seems when I sit down to read, as the lamp worked and it was free I was able to get the look I saw on pinterest with out much expense. All in I spent under $15 Canadian and have a great Shabby Chic lamp for my cozy corner.
Here is how I did it and what you will need:
-1 Unloved Lamp and Shade
-Foam Paint Brush
-Used cardboard to cover your work area outdoors
Step 1- Cover the socket part of your lamp with painters tape. Place on a covered outdoor work area
Step 2- Check the direction of the wind and stand back from the lamp as you spray about 1 foot or 12 inches from the lamp. If you are too close you will get drips as I did. Try to go as evenly as possible.One side of my lamp is in no way perfect the other side is passable. Live and learn, not to spray too much too close! Set aside and let dry.
Step 3- Paint the lamp shade. I chose a light blue to match the china cups I use and simply brushed on two coats of paint letting it dry between coats. Once dry I added the light bulb and replaced the shade, plugged it in admired my work.
While it did not turn out perfect I am really happy with the lamp and it will work perfectly in my outdoor covered cozy corner, once I get it built, I hope to share with you all soon.
Thank you for joining me for A Cup of Tea and A Cozy Tea Craft today, back with more mystery tomorrow.
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