Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Faux Zinc Lamp

I found a pair of lamps at Kirklands for under $70.00, the base had a nice dark brown finish and the shade has a linen look.
Once I got them home I liked how they looked, but  knew I would probably want to change the base, but I didn’t want to just paint them.
I was thinking  about a rust finish, so I painted on 2 thin coats of metal paint, using sophisticated  finishes brand rusting set. The base paint, which has real metal in it, is a dark grey and has a slight texture to it.
Half way through I decided I didn’t want to rust them after all but I liked the dark grey base, so once completely dry, I brushed on Martha Stewart’s terra cotta finish in white, and then wiped off any excess to create the look I wanted.
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10 comments:

  1. love the look of the lamp, it looks fabulous.

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  2. Great lamp redo! Isn't it fun to find what you want, then tweak it a little bit to make it your own? Such fun! Hugs, Leena

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  3. Beautiful ...what a great idea.

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  4. Love.. love... love!! Martha's line of products has really expanded. Unfortunately, whenever I'm at Michael's I'm always on a mission and don't have time to browse. Next time I will do so as you did a fabulous transformation!

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  6. Wow this is amazing! I recently purchased three lamps online that have almost the same finish to them that you created on your own! I'm in awe at how you were able to get this finish it looks fantastic!

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  7. Your lamp looks wonderful! You do a great job transforming things! Having such fun visiting with you tonight.

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  8. OMG those lamps are fabulous. I am loving grey so much lately. I love zinc, that finish you came up with is genius, it would be great on anything. I need to make a trip to Home Depot (I forget if its the depot or lowes that carries Marthas products, I'll find it) thanks for the great idea.

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  9. OMG those lamps are fabulous. I am loving grey so much lately. I love zinc, that finish you came up with is genius, it would be great on anything. I need to make a trip to Home Depot (I forget if its the depot or lowes that carries Marthas products, I'll find it) thanks for the great idea.

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  10. Your lamp turned out amazing ... It was the inspiration for my latest post:)
    Francine

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