Here at TLC Vintage Collection, central Iowa headquarters for Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, there is no stopping us when it comes to experimenting. We often think that ever dog (broken down piece of furnishings) deserves its day -- a wonderful transformation!
And so it goes, that a decidedly sad vintage lamp -- spray painted bright green years ago, came into our shop. Okay, so it didn't walk in! I walked it in, unwilling to leave it behind in the basement of an estate sale. It was cute in its homely way -- good bones, you know.
It was rusty and crusty. But we washed her down, took steel wool to the rust and removed all the loose bits of paint. And as we did, this cute little lamp whispered to us that she had once been pretty and refined, and she would love to really be a chandelier! Well what little floor lamp wouldn't! So we set our creativity to the task. First, a pick me up covering or two of Paloma -- a subtle grey lavender.
We added a bit of Pure White dry brushing to set off the details in the metal. Then sealed up all the paint with a coat of clear wax.
Next we stenciled a chandelier onto each segment of a white shade we had (among dozens) in storage! Hoarders of odd things, we are! The stenciled chandeliers were in Henrietta then it and Paloma dry brushed on the shade.
Then we rummaged through the crystals treasure chest for a little bling to add to our transformed ugly duckling. And voila! Somebody is ready to grace some little girl's bedroom -- or maybe some grown girl's shabby hide away! So now you know! Metal, fabric -- no problem -- just transform it with Chalk Paint®!
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