Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lamp Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I recently bought a little brass lamp so that I could use the ginormous shade it came with for another project. The shade was way to big for the lamp and perfectly fits my other lamp. 

I decided to use the brass lamp as a paint experiment with my tinted Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I love how it turned out. I tinted ASCP Duck Egg Blue with a custom blue mix at our local hardware store and then to tone down the bright blue I gave it a wash with ASCP Graphite. 

The Graphite paint not only toned down the bright blue but also settled into all the nooks and crannies and really makes the detail pop.

I then spent several days decided what lamp shade to use and in the end just went with a plain navy one. I had some gorgeous printed fabric that had the exact turquoise colour of the paint in it but I felt it was all a bit much and I prefer things a little simpler anyway.

But then I found some lovely felt flowers that perfectly matched the lamp and shade so I glued a couple on.

This is how it looks when lit.

The lamp colour reminds me a little of verdigris. 
Just how I wanted it!

Remember that chalk paint (ASCP, other chalk brands and DIY chalk paint) all will adhere well to metal with no primer. So the next time you are wanting to update an old fashioned lamp why not paint it!

My lamp is now for sale. Pickup from Lilyfield.
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Have you tried chalk paint? What's the most unusual thing you have painted with it?

Fiona xx


  1. Love the way the lamp turned out....so cool and I love the color, it leaves an option of even a white shade for a summery look..Love the dark in the crevasses, so creative, loved the post...Phyllis

  2. I still can't get over how versatile chalk paint is - no primer?! Great job and cute felt flowers. I must get myself over to Sandy at Paint Me White Mudgeeraba!

  3. Hi Petra, yes no primer! I will be at Sandy's shop tomorrow. Can't wait to spend some time with her.

  4. The lamp turned out brilliant! Love how versatile chalk paint is. I have a brand new rubber lunch box sitting here that my daughter refuses to use because it is pink. So I was planning to just paint it in chalk paint in the colour she likes.

  5. Love the colour and the way the graphite has worked is perfect.


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