Ok, so this lamp from my last thrift store find went quite quickly along with a spruced up shade.
For the lamp base, I didn’t want much difference in color so all I used was some wood stain.
Even though the lamp had some sort of veneer which was not wood, I tried the stain anyway.
The stain is still tacky and shiny so I guess the veneer is not absorbing it quite well. If it is still not dry within a couple of days, I’ll use regular paint in a similar color and spray with a shiny protective coat.
That’s why I love a good thrift store craft, if it doesn’t work the first time, just paint it until it does work.
But for now, I like it! It’s shiny, simple and beautiful.
As for the shade, I already had this on hand, ideally I'd like a larger shade for this lamp base but I like to use what's on hand and make it work.
As I’ve mentioned before and by looking through my other crafty posts, I can’t get enough of swirls.
So using a pencil I sketched my free hand design on the lamp shade.
Then using brown acrylic craft paint I traced the penciled lines.
A steady hand and a few minutes later I had this.
They complement each other well.