Changing the Colour of a Vintage Floor Lamp

I’ve had this vintage floor lamp for a while now and even though I have loved the colour of the base, I wanted to change it up and give it a fresh look.  The lamp was still in great condition so there was no need to get rid of it so I pulled out some paint and went to town.  a vintage floor lamp before being recreated with paint and trimI gave the stand of the lamp two coats of Country Chic Paint in Liquorice.  Liquorice is a nice matt black that I have used before (here) and it was the perfect colour to give the lamp a more modern feel.  black County Chic Paint in LicoriceThe lamp base has all kinds of gorgeous crevices and scrolls so, to highlight those, I brushed on two coats of furniture glaze in Graphite.  Country Chic Glaze in GraphiteThe glaze added a lovely light sheen to the base but also brought out all of the beautiful crackles in the finish.  I love the texture you can see once the glaze was added!!  So pretty!Glaze added over paint to bring out the crackle of a vintage floor lamp baseIt also added just enough of a reflective finish that when the light bounces of it, it shows off all of the beautiful details.  a close up of some Country Chic Paint in Licorice and a red flowerThe shade was also still in good condition so instead of replacing it, I just added a little trim to highlight its curves.  vintage lamp shade before adding ribbonI used a hot glue gun to add-on this luxurious velvet trim.  Adding it to the top and bottom was just enough to add a touch of elegance and tie the black colour through into the shade.  adding trim to a vintage lamp shadeblack mat paint with glaze over top and a red flowerEven though this lamp didn’t need a makeover, I love that just a little paint and trim changed up the look completely.  It was pretty before and it’s pretty after… just a different pretty.vintage lampshade with black velvet ribbon added to itMakeovers don’t always need to be drastic transformations and just some little changes can be enough to transform the look of a piece or room.   a vintage floor lamp that was painted blackThe littlest projects sometimes have the biggest impact.  At least in my world 😉


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    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! Even though I liked the old colour I think the new colour does something special for it 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

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