DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

 

I have been dying to buy new lamps for my bedroom for a while now, and I have been wanting these lamps from Target.

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

But at $34 a piece I knew I could do better! I came across a tutorial by Crystal, over at The Weathered Fox, where she took some brass thrift store candlesticks and gave them a washed wood finish! As soon as I saw it, I just knew I could use this to makeover some of my existing lamps.

Here is what my lamps looked like before I transformed them.

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DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

Bright green, shiny, not coastal or farmhouse. They just had to go!

Here is what I used:

Flat White Spray Paint

FolkArt Home Decor Antiquing Wax

FolkArt Home Decor White Wax

Chip Brush

-Blue Painter’s Tape

-Plastic Grocery Bag

The first thing I did was tape over the light socket with painter’s tape, then I gathered the cord up and stuffed it into the grocery bag. I tied off the ends then, for good measure, I taped it off with painter’s tape.

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

Next I sprayed a couple light coats of the white spray paint on the lamp until I had full coverage, then I let it dry for a full 24 hours.

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

Next I added the antique wax. I lightly brushed it on with one of my chip brushes. This is what it looked like after I finished the antique wax.

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

At this point I could have been done, but I really wanted to tone down the orange-y brown finish. So I waited another 24 hours, then I lightly brushed on the white wax. I used paper towel to gently rub some away if I got too much in one spot. This is what really took it up a notch for me, and got the finish much closer to the Target lamp look that I was going for!! Yay! Here are the results!

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

 

What do you think? Do you think it makes a pretty good knock-off?

If you decide to redo something using this technique I would love to see what you did!

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16 thoughts on “DIY Farmhouse Style Lamp

  1. That looks SO good. What a transformation! How much do you think it all cost? Obviously you can reuse the majority of items on other projects, but I’d be interested to hear how much you saved (or not!)

    1. That’s a great question! I spent $1 on the spray paint, and each of the waxes were about $10 for an 8oz. jar, and I covered a lamp I already owned. So total spent for both lamps was $21! Also like you said, there was plenty left over in each jar of wax for me to use them many more times!

  2. This is beautiful! My husband’s family recently gave me the go ahead to decorate one room in the home. It needs a TON of work. This would be the perfect project for it.

  3. I just tried this and I’m obsessed! I can’t wait for them to dry. Now to find the perfect shades for them. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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