Ugly Old Lamp to Beautiful Garden Urn

September 13th, 2011 in member junk     
konarskio konarskio, member
6 users recommend

I have two of the ugly old lamps, I got them for $7 total.  I took one apart and attached a wooden finial that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  I then primed it in black.  After that I added a coat of crackle spray that I have had in the garage for over 10 years...guess what it was still good!  I was amazed!  After that I gave it a coating in a grey glaze to show emphasis on the crackle.  When that was done, I did a brush on wipe off green stain.  It turned out very cool!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Garden Urn
posted in: member junk, garden, green

Comments (5)

BillyJo writes: Wow. I saw a couple at a garage sale and passed them up. Keep up the great ideas. BillyJo. Posted: 7:36 pm on September 23rd
OOK writes: I reuse old lamps.. I love them this is another awesome idea for me.. Thanks
Posted: 5:04 pm on September 18th
konarskio writes: It turned out so much better then I had planned! My mom loves it so will be a nice addition to her new room decor...I think it will be a Christmas Gift this year! Posted: 9:06 am on September 14th
JunkArchitect writes: Sometimes lamps are soooo ugly that they almost become cool again...not this one.
Your painting technique turned out amazing and it certainly does make a better garden urn.


Posted: 6:34 am on September 14th
gadgetsponge writes: Great antiquing job! It looks very authentic. Posted: 6:34 am on September 14th
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