Tuesday, December 1, 2015

~brushstroke lamp diy~

I've been eyeing some pretty cool brushstroke lamps lately, but, oh, the prices are so high!
So I set out to find a couple of double gourd lamps to make my own.
I went to Lamps Plus, Target, World Market, Lowes, Home Depot, and Fred Meyer.
Not one of those places had off white double gourd lamps and I was pretty set on that shape.
After hours of searching, I went into the Goodwill and spied a pair of lamps marked $7.99 each.
They were off white, a different shape, but one that I thought would work.
So I took them up to the register only to find out that they were half off.
2 lamps for $8, I was soooo happy!

Then I went over to Michaels and got this paint in red and coral because they didn't have the exact color I was going for.
You can get it on Amazon here too.

I mixed the two colors and added a bit of black latex to tone it down.
Once I had the color I wanted, it was time to paint!

 I used a 1 1/2" brush and just sorta went for it.
There was really no rhyme or reason.
The first brush stroke I did, there wasn't enough paint on the brush and it looked horrible.
Have wet paper towels handy to wipe away any mistakes like this.
From then on, I loaded up my brush a lot.
I've got one in my kitchen and one in my dining room and I absolutely love them!

And because I love before and afters…….

Also, just a reminder this is day two of the Holiday Home Tours!
Click here for the lineup.



paperjunk-lc said...

I'm so going to try this!

Sherry said...

I had never heard of these until this post and I absolutely love it! You are so talented and yours are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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Our lamps are made entirely in the U.S. and Jana hand-paints each one to order. They are expensive because they are of beautiful quality, again made in the US. As a small business, we are very excited about supporting other small businesses and your post is hard to read.

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