Howdy! I’m Shannon from Bohemian Junktion, and I am super pumped to be a guest here at Refunk My Junk! I’ve been following all the amazing projects and stories Allison has been sharing over the years. In fact, what brought me here for the first time was her story. I’m in the position she was in, but don’t have the gumption to make the change yet. Yep, she just might be someone I secretly admire.
Today I’m going to share with you a little project I did to change up some lamps I had in storage for way too long. I guess I was in makeover mode because last week my daughter and I went to Dillard’s for a Lancôme makeup refresher. So I was in the mood to makeover something and give it a little funky junkie flair.
Here are the lamps I’ve stuffed away for several years because I knew I might need them someday. Ok, fess up! I’m sure you do the same thing. You know those things you just can’t part with yet. There is just something about getting rid of it when your gut is telling you no.
Good thing I didn’t donate them because the idea hit me when we had our Lancôme makeovers. I guess that was the spark I needed for the idea to pop into my head. Inspiration can hit ya at anytime!
First I painted the scroll lamp base with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint. When I painted over the scrolls I was still able to see the outline of them.
Once that dried, I took my sample pot of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco to do the scrolls. Ok, this was a little time consuming and hand crampy. Hence, why only one lamp is done. I totally overestimated my speed in completing this part of the project. This whole optimistic time estimate seems to be my weakness. I always think it will go way faster that it actually does. Now I’m going to have to let my hand rest before I complete the second lamp.
See all that detailed work! It looks awesome, but it took a little time. Then I stripped the lampshade fabric off and created one that was more my style.
I was so over the black and white lamps, but now I’m totally into these since they got a little makeover of their own. Now they are more my style. A little funky junkie!