Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!!
Ever ask this question.....
Do I paint or do I buy?
Now you wonder where I'm going with this..
We have these Ikea lamps that I have dreaded
since the day I bought them.
You know one of those impulse buys.
So yesterday I took out my paints and said what have I got to loose.
I started with this base....
Not sure what kind of wood this is but it took the paint great.
Gave it a light sanding.
Made sure I gave it a light dusting to make sure all the dust was off.
Now they were ready to paint.
I used this paint that I had on hand.
Once I gave them two coats of paint and let them
dry 24 hours then I lightly sanded
where I thought it would look worn.
Next I applied a clear paste wax.
Let that dry and polished it up.
Here's a closer look.
You know that I have seen a similar lamp in PB.
My lampshades that came with the two floor lamps and one table were in also need of change.
So I painted
This is how I did it.
Lamp shades plain white and UGH!!!
So I mixed up some craft paint one part paint to two parts water and applied.
Up and down liberally.
Wanted to give the look of burlap.
I give it a thumbs up.
Look what you have and see if painting is the way to go before you throw!!!
As always thanks for visiting!
Linking up with :