I admit, I can be a bit crazy at times. You see, I have a serial re-decorating condition where I am constantly changing the decor in my home.
My condition has left me with plenty of left-over decor including lamps, vases and plenty of pillows (just ask my husband).
Recently inspired by a Bunny Williams lamp, I decided to make use of a neglected one- just rotting away in my garage.
Today I am sharing a tutorial for this DIY brush stroke lamp.
Ideally, I would have used a more substantial lamp for this project but all I had in my garage were puny, skinny ones. So I just worked with what I had…sort of like shaking what my mama gave me.
If you don’t have a spare lamp to use, I suggest going to your local thrift store and finding a lamp with a shape you love (don’t worry about the color as you will be painting over it.)
- Lamp (duh!)
- Rustoleum Painter’s Touch White gloss spray paint (with primer)
- Acrylic Paint of Your Choice (I used Folk Art’s True Blue)
- 1 inch paint brush
- Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel Spray Paint
So this is what I started off with.
I first spray painted it with the White Gloss paint pictured below.
After letting the lamp dry for 48 hours, I was left with this blank canvas of a lamp.
After practicing my brush stroke technique on some scrap paper, I began to apply my brush strokes onto the lamp with my blue, acrylic craft paint.
After the composition was complete, I allowed the lamp to dry for another 48 hours. Then to give the lamp not only a high gloss sheen, but a protective layer, I applied “Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel” spray paint. .
**My warning with this product, is be sure to apply only light, even coats. You may want to practice application of this product before you actually paint the lamp. On one area of my lamp, I got some air bubbles (where I applied the product too thick).**
Over all, this was a super easy project. I love how the vibrant colors of the brush stroke added so much personality to the lamp. The blue and white color combination is very reminiscent of my latest love, chinoiserie ginger jars, but with a modern, artistic vibe.
Now get out there and design some good vibes.
And please be sure to spread the love and Pin!