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Give any old Lamp a Revamp with Paint

If you have an old lamp lying around the home that you want to upcycle or update, here are a few paint techniques you may want to consider.


Table lamps are essential decor accessories, whether you use them as decorative pieces or to provide essential ambient lighting. We found some great ways to take an old lamp and give it a brand new look with different types of paint. Which lamp do you prefer?







Table Lamp with Chalkboard Paint finish

I have used chalkboard spray paint for many projects, but never thought to use it in this way. On Hunker, chalkboard paint was used on a thrift store lamp base to give it a new look. Once painted and dry, the base was rubbed with chalk to give it an unusual patina.







Table Lamp with Chalk or Milk Paint finish

Chalk paint or milk paint is very popular paints at this moment and leave your painted projects with a velvety smooth finish that is easy to distress. Best used on wooden lamp bases, rub the edges with a candle before painting and once the paint is dry, lightly sand with 120-grit sandpaper to remove the paint in those areas where the candle wax was rubbed.

Table Lamp makeover with Spray Metallic Paint

Metallic finishes have been trendy for the past couple of years, and while they may well be fading out right now, there's no reason why you can't make over a lamp base with metallic spray paint if you love the look.







Table Lamp makeover with Acrylic Craft Paint

Acrylic craft paints can be used for almost anything these days, so why can't you paint a lamp base as well. The most important step for this project is to cover the entire painted base with ModPodge, clear acrylic sealer or clear polyurethane, as this will protect the painted finish.



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