I have started working on accessories I have picked up for our condo rehab project. As I have mentioned, I’m on an extremely tight budget. Just in-case you missed it, I only have $1500 to furnish the entire condo. I know…CRAZY huh? So I was able to snag a pair of lamps for just $11.00 each. I was kind of liking the shades but knew the color of the lamp bases would have to change to work with my color scheme.
See what I mean? This mustard color was just not going to work with my blues & grays!
OK, I confess; I painted three lamps in my living room while watching American Idol. And can I just say; I can’t believe Angie went home. I’ve been rooting for her entire season. I’m not as excited for next week’s finale now! I think it’s the piano player in me that was hoping Angie would win! Anyway, I know we haven’t seen the last of her. Great things are coming her way!!!
Oh, so back to the lamps ~ with all the sweet details, layering paint colors was the only way to go. I brought out several cans of CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint.
- First layer ~ Virginia Chestnut
- Second layer ~ Vintage White
- Third layer ~ Kansas Wheat
I was literally watching the paint dry in between layers. So glad chalk paint dries quickly or it would have been a looooong night!
Once all three layers were dry, I distressed with a damp cloth to randomly exposed all the layers. This is when the magic happens! There is even a few spots where the mustard color came out. I’m totally good with that. This treatment adds so much character. The final step was to add CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Cream mixed with a little clear wax. It just brought the lamps to life!
The Dynamic Duo!
These lamps will be a great addition to the master bedroom in the condo. Now I just need to find the bedside tables for them to sit on! The bed sits high off the floor so I need some pretty substantial tables. Curbside pickup is just around the corner, maybe I’ll get lucky again and find something for FREE. That would work nicely into my budget! Haha I’ll keep you posted!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the special mothers out there! Hope your weekend is AMAZING!