Every time hubby is tinkering in the garage he asks me if I am ever going to do anything with this old lamp. Well last Friday was his lucky day. It’s not completely finished but at least it made it out of the garage.
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it is wooden and has been painted kind of a gold color with blue bands. It has an awesome cast iron base with embossed flowers.
The upper scroll piece that holds the shade is brass. I kind of like that just the way it is.
I pulled out my trusty spray paint and sprayed it white.
Then I sanded it quite heavily and waxed it with AS wax, both dark and clear.
Love it, but if you ask me this is the best part. I pulled out my acrylic paints and did this to the flowers. I didn’t worry about painting the edges of the flowers, just the tops. I knew that the wax would grab there and create magic. It did not disappoint.
Now I am asking myself, “this was so fun, what took you so long to do it?” Oh, and it’s still not complete.
Next on the agenda is to decorate this shade with bits of vintage lace and such. Hopefully it won’t take me as long as it did to get to the lamp.
So what do you think? Do you like my lamp so far?