Thursday, 19 April 2012

floor lamp makeover

i've never thought of myself as someone who is very crafty -(being good at crafts, i mean - not the other,sly,cunning kind of crafty - which also, btw, i am no good at whatsoever)  so this was a little project for which i felt like giving myself a pat on the back ...

to cut a long story short, i had this lamp which was a hand-me-down... while it was a perfectly good lamp function-wise, i thought it looked just a little, umm, 'blah'... and decided to give it a facelift... 

i had been wanting a damask patterned stencil for quite some time now, and got one for abt 5$ (and the package included another pattern too)... so some coats of acrylic paint, stencil, and some tlc - the lamp had its makeover.

for the base of the lamp i used a metallic copper colour, and a coat of plain brown in between two coats of the former, so that it wouldnt be too shiny... and stenciled the shade with the brown paint... 

the final result isnt all that perfect, if you see it up close - yet it is a vast improvement over its earlier version, and for now i'm happy with that... 

this is the before and after picture :


and this is the lampshade up close, when the lamp is on :





1 comment:

  1. Am sure you bought this from a store. I saw you carrying it from Vivek & co.

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