LAMP REVIVAL

I am and always have been infatuated with lamps. I love the ambiance and the warm and inviting feel that they bring to a room. I also have really high end taste when it comes to lamps but am definitely not willing to fork out the high end cash, nor do I have it. There are so many beautiful wooden and metal lamps out there with time worn, crusty finishes and luxurious linen shades. I have priced these in local shops from around 175.00 to upwards of 375.00.
Yesterday, I played around with one of Stacey’s new products called crackle tex by Artisan and I have to say I am impressed with its performance. This product not only crackles but allows for paint to be pulled off, giving an incredible aged patina. I still have some tweaking to do but I just want you to see my before and after from my trial run.

This is an old picture from a tutorial way long ago, I just repainted the lamp. So here is the before………



And here is the after……
I used layers of paris gray, old white and coco chalk paints and this is what I came out with.
It needs a barrel shade but I already had this one. I will just change it out when I find a deal on one.
This is a keeper!

Comments

  1. So BEAUTIFUL!! Great texture and it looks like wood!

  2. So BEAUTIFUL!! Great texture and it looks like wood!

  3. I need some lamps myself and this one is a great inspiration piece! Nice work.

  4. I need some lamps myself and this one is a great inspiration piece! Nice work.

  5. I love it… I have been wanting to do my lamp and this is just perfect…now to get the paint.

  6. I love it… I have been wanting to do my lamp and this is just perfect…now to get the paint.

  7. I have a "light" addiction. As in ceiling lights, lamps, and twinkle lights! Yours turned out fabulous!!!

    –Katie
    @ Creatively Living

  8. I have a "light" addiction. As in ceiling lights, lamps, and twinkle lights! Yours turned out fabulous!!!

    –Katie
    @ Creatively Living

  9. Definitely a keeper…love it
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  10. Definitely a keeper…love it
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  11. Beautiful!
    The texture is so elegant
    Hugs
    Serena

  12. Beautiful!
    The texture is so elegant
    Hugs
    Serena

  13. I have been looking for inspiration to redo several old lamps – I like how this turned out and will try it – thank you,

    Gerrie

  14. I have been looking for inspiration to redo several old lamps – I like how this turned out and will try it – thank you,

    Gerrie

  15. So happy you are up and running again. I have 2 of these lamps (very expensive 30 yrs ago) and now I know what to do with them. Thank you for the idea. Blessings Paula Lusk

  16. So happy you are up and running again. I have 2 of these lamps (very expensive 30 yrs ago) and now I know what to do with them. Thank you for the idea. Blessings Paula Lusk

  17. Hi Kelli,
    I'd keep that lamp also, it looks great! I love the texture.

    Tell your mom I said hello.

    Joyfully,
    Elizabeth Ann

  18. Hi Kelli,
    I'd keep that lamp also, it looks great! I love the texture.

    Tell your mom I said hello.

    Joyfully,
    Elizabeth Ann

  19. Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

  20. Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

  21. Looks super, Kelli! Try Tuesday Morning…great shades for cheap! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your weekend.

  22. Looks super, Kelli! Try Tuesday Morning…great shades for cheap! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your weekend.

  23. Love it!

  24. Love it!

  25. This looks great!!! Now if I can just find a lamp…. πŸ™‚

  26. This looks great!!! Now if I can just find a lamp…. πŸ™‚

  27. I've never thought of layering paint until I came across your blog. The color and finish is so awesome — did you really only layer the paint and use the crackle finish? Any additional distressing of any kind? Did you finish with fax or a top coat of any kind? I absolutely love how it turned out and want to try this myself!!

  28. I've never thought of layering paint until I came across your blog. The color and finish is so awesome — did you really only layer the paint and use the crackle finish? Any additional distressing of any kind? Did you finish with fax or a top coat of any kind? I absolutely love how it turned out and want to try this myself!!

  29. I know this is a very old post so I’m not even sure you’ll get this question. Did you replace the metal parts of the lamp also or just paint them? Thanks so much. You are so talented and inspirational.

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