Friday, July 26, 2013

Inspired to do a faux Zinc Lamp

I had bought 2 of these brown lamps from overstock, thinking that I would paint them white or something.
I wasn't sure I would really like them brown. I lived with them brown for a while ... and I was right ...I just wasn't loving them brown. I remembered a great lamp redo, done by Flea Market Trixie . She did a faux zinc on lamps that were very similar to mine and they turned out wonderful. So I thought I would give it a try.

I sprayed them with a self etching primer in a dk grey. After they were dry, I added a little water in some white craft paint ... brushed on the watered down paint in one direction working around the lamp. I did about a two inch strip around at a time. Then I quickly wiped of the white paint with a paper towel. I repeated that all the way up the lamps until I was done.
They were really easy to do and I love the way they turned out.

I love lamp redos ... there are so many techniques and colors ... the sky s the limit.

The best part ... if I get board of these in a few years ... I can just repaint them :)

But for now I think they fit right in.

Now if only every project could be that quick and easy :)

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  1. I think your lamp turned out so well! Thanks so much for sharing the spray paint you used; I've never seen this product and will be trying it now. I've featured your project on Friday Finds today. Thanks again, and have a great weekend!

  2. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Pretty makeover!It looks amazing!

  4. Awesome redo! They turned out wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us at TTF.

  5. This is wonderful! I love that color. Great makeover!


  6. Hi Francine, great job on the lamps. Lamps are my favorite thing to use in decorating. Years ago I decided to tell others, that "if you can count all your lamps on one's time to go shopping for more lamps." I'm serious about lamps for sure. Your posts reminded me of one I've not yet painted...thanks! Hope you visit me at #9 on The Dedicated House party today.:)


  7. What a charming transformation. It fits your home perfectly. Can't wait to take your home tour now. :)

    New follower from Oklahoma,

  8. They look awesome...just like stone. Love the look!

  9. I love the paint color and texture! Nice choice!

  10. Your lamp looks great! I am pinning...

  11. I love it!
    (new follower here)
    Morgaine @ Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would love if you would link up any of your awesome posts at my July Totally Tuesday Link Party:

  12. Love how these turned out!!

  13. Love the transformation-right up my decorating alley!!
    New Follower to your very lovely blog!
    Happy Hugs,

  14. Francine,

    I think the lamps are gorgeous!! I can't believe they weren't already like that! Great job! I'm getting ready to re-do an end table in a gorgeous eider white (a gray white sand color). It reminds me of the white beaches here.

    We are enjoying it here and love it! I wish we had moved earlier. The foliage is beautiful with lovely plants, ferns, blooming hibiscus crepe myrtles. I have planted some ferns right outside our patio and with the humidity here they grow like weeds. :-) I hope you are feeling okay and enjoying the summer.

  15. those are so darn pretty, you did a terrific job! Love them!!!!
    Thanks for sharing

  16. Your lamps turned out great! Now I need to find similar shaped lamps and try it out. Thanks for the tips.

  17. Those are very pretty. I love unique lamps...they just make a room.

  18. Thanks so much for sharing such a great tip. Your lamp turned out great, it really looks like zinc. Love it!

  19. I really like the look of the lamp. It looks like something out of Ballard Design...great job!

  20. Ho ! I didn't know that this painting could exist ! Thanks so much for the DIY. Your lamp is wonderful.
    I'm so pleased to be your newest French follower.
    xoxo from PARIS/FRANCE


  21. Just pinned you...twice! Love the whole look. What a beautiful lamp, I must try this!!!


  22. WOW, who knew that would make such a big difference!! I love the outcome! Thank you for linking up to my Furniture and Paint Party!! PINNING!!!



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