Hello friends...so happy to have you visit again.
I would like to thank everyone for their encouragement and well wishes regarding my shop in
So to keep you informed of any new additions to my shop, I would like to offer this little tutorial.
I found this table lamp in a local thrift shop today.
It is made of some kind of resin/metal material??
It had a good weight to it and was in perfect condition.
I loved the fern relief design..but not the color.
The design reminded me of Wedgwood Jasperware, which can be quite costly.
How would I achieve the same look you are wondering?
You guessed it...
A.S. Chalk Paint!
I applied a coat of Duck Egg Blue in a way that still left tiny bits of the base visible.
Of course I taped off the cord and the bulb base to protect them.
I dry brushed with a little Versailles, which is a gorgeous grey/green.
Just enough to give the relief some depth.
On top of that I dry brushed some Old White only on the raised part of the design.
Yes...I am painting on my glass cook top.
I know...I'm a bad girl.
Sometimes a gal just has to paint where she is standing at the moment!
Now I applied a coat of clear wax and once dried, I buffed it to a nice sheen.
And there you have it
Faux Wedgewood Jasperware
Same treatment on the pretty finial.
I think she turned out lovely.
You gotta love thrift shops!
My pretty lamp will be offered for sale in my shop at Fox Den.
That is if I can pry it from Mr. Secret Agents hands. He thinks I should keep it...he is going to have to get over that way of thinking real fast!
Just ask Miss Mustard Seed about getting attached to your painted projects.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.