|Chalk Paint and Golden mixed|
I've had this old vintage lamp lingering in the garage for ever.
When I happened upon this tutorial for changing a lamp from electrical to cordless, I knew exactly what to do with the lamp.
In case you don't remember, the Garden Palace has no electricity.
I have been spending a lot of sweaty hours working in the attic of the GP and I tell you when I'm over there I get filled to full and overflow with inspiration.
When I first saw the tutorial I ordered the necessary supplies for the lamp change but waited for color inspiration.
The lamp was ugly and was spray painted gold.
The attic spoke.
My color palette in the attic will be very light pastel and creamy white colors because there are only two windows and the GP has no electricity.
I have big plans for aqua in the attic.
So the first thing on the list is an aqua lamp.
|lamp in progress|
I have one little Old White sample jar of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I decided to experiment with mixing my own aqua.
I used Golden heavy body Cobalt Teal and little by little added to a puddle of Old White chalk paint until I had the color I wanted.
The thing that I love about Annie Sloan paint is
no preparation is needed and
it sticks to anything.
For example, this old spray painted metal lamp.
While in the experimental mode, I decided to add a paper napkin.
I probably could have made a better choice of napkin but I like it OK.
After painting and adding the napkin, I used the Annie Sloan clear wax first and then I add the dark wax.
I do love the aged effect.
When I was staging the photo showing the end result, I realized how pretty these two paintings look with the lamp.
Aqua is one of my colors.
FYI: the bulb is a 12volt LED, the kind used in RVs.
I'm now on the hunt for a shade which will be another GP project in the future.