Criss Cross Lampie Sauce
hey. it rhymed. sortof.
Just shrug that nonsense right off because it is time for Frog Tape Friday!
Yeehaw tape em cowboy! and cowgirls! and everybody in between!
First we need to break out the good ole men in green…
Those little rolls are our first line of defense against bleeding paint lines.
Next I chose my makeover client…the gold painted lamp I scored at Goodwill.
If you follow me on Instagram (@bowerpowerblog) you know that prior to Weston’s big debut, I picked up a couple funky lamps at the Goodwill. They are both in dire need of a makeover. The one on the left was fifteen buckeroos. A pretty decent price for such a beefy lamp. I loved the texture on it. I didn’t however love the finish.
My mom pointed out that the entire thing was solid plaster…see that little white dot where it got a tiny chip? oh and yes, the thing weighed like eighteen pounds.
I used the tape to first protect the neck of the hardware and the cord. No point in looking sloppy. at least not in public.
Then came painting time. I didn’t really know what direction to take this thing…dark and brooding with Francesca or fun and vibrant with Araucana Teal. (Yes, I’ve had these sample bottles from Martha’s line forever – back when they sold samplers for three bones a piece – and I love that they have little mini brushes built in – hollah no clean up!)
So I did what any normal folk would do….I painted each side different colors. The dark totally won.
I put an old walmart shade on top…but it needs something more…maybe ribbon trim?
I do love love love the color now. Reminds me of a pineapple for some reason.
So there you have it…a new lamp for about an hour of painting and $15. Pretty sweet, huh? I like to think of this one as a dark horse…you don’t realize you love it until it has already run away with your heart.
Have you guys been painting any thrift store finds lately? I’d love to hear all about it
This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.