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Brass Lamp to “Aged” Metal

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in chalk paint, family room, thrift store | 15 comments

I can’t seem to get enough Annie Sloan chalk paint projects!

This liquid goodness will transform just about anything!

Take this lamp for instance.

You can find old brass lamps at thrift stores all the time!

I love brass. . .

not cheap – dated brass. . .

Timeless, quality, heavy brass with a beautiful patina.

I am always on the hunt for this type of brass.

Sorry, I lost track of where I was going with this!

Back to the lamps. . .

Here is a lamp that was able to escape his dated look and join the 2010’s!

Here is what I started with.

One plain brass lamp from the thrift store.

(I did make sure the wiring look current and I did confirm that it worked!)

(I do not want to tap into my electrical skills!)

I painted the entire lamp with French Linen first.

Then, I VERY LIGHTLY brushed on Old White and CoCo.

Next, I waxed the lamp with clear wax.

I stole a lamp shade off of a lamp in my room that I plan on getting rid of.

(That should speed up the process of me getting a new one for that room!)

And, here is the “new” lamp for my “new” table.

You can read about my table here.

It actually looks like old metal!

(This is when I wish I had better photography skills!)

I have asked a friend to give me a few lessons!

The perfect lamp for our new seating area!

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  1. It turned out great, Melissa! It looks wonderful on your new table, too. Love the items you have displayed on the table ~ just enough. I have a little round accent table that will be getting hit with some Annie Sloan today. Coco and Old Ochre. Then I want to find an image to put on the top.

  2. LOVE it!!!

    I am going to try this— I will let you know how it goes!!!

  3. What a great redo–I love the CoCo color!

  4. ASCP is just amazing. The love is fabulous. What an inspirational post! I would love it if you share this awesome post at our What’s It Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us!


  5. This is great! I had no idea you could use chalk paint on something like that.


  6. Perfect redo. Love the style of the lamp. Great job. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. Okay, so far, I’m in love with everything you do!! Beautiful transformation! Thank you for sharing at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. She’s growing steadily. Thanks for making it prettier. Hope to see you again next week. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Gah! I am in major swoon-mode over this lamp! Is there nothing that can’t be beautified with ASCP?! Jane

  9. Great job on the lamp, I am wanting to paint a lamp but mine is ceramic. Any suggestions for paint?

  10. Hmmm. Seeing that everything looks better in chalk paint, I’m now wondering if I should just coat myself in Annie Sloan instead of going to the gym. It certainly worked for your lamp! Lovely.

  11. Melissa, Wonderful transformation! I also love the architectural piece on the wall. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House Party.

  12. Your lamp has a wonderful vintage look now!

  13. Loving this lamp! Chalk paint is so fun to work with. Thanks for joining us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We hope you’ll be back soon! We loved having you. -The Sisters

  14. You have so many wonderful diy projects! I especially love this because I painted my expensive lamps last year and my hubbs almost croaked, but they turned out great!! I’ll be featuring you tomorrow in Vintage Inspiration!

  15. I love how you turned this ordinary lamp into a one of a kind vintage piece! Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


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