DIY : Upcycled lamp

Whilst browsing the aisles of my local DIY store recently, I came across something totally amazing, Rustoleum Textured Spray Paint. Impressed but slightly dubious, I decided to invest in this can of stone-like paint and set off home, pondering what I could possibly transform.  It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I realised I had the perfect upcycling project in my living room, this old purple lamp.

I started this project by first applying a white primer spray to the lamp.

It took just a few light coats and an hour or so to touch dry before I was ready to get on with the exciting transformation.

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After a good shake of the can, I carefully sprayed the lamp in an up and down motion, paying particularly attention to the grooves at the top. It took about 3-4 coats to evenly cover the lamp. I allowed it to dry for 15 mins between each coat and then I left it to dry for 24 hours. The effect was amazing!

The next task was to cover the lampshade. Armed with my chosen fabric, a pencil, scissors and some double sided tape, I set to work and this was the result.


I am thrilled with this lamp and thoroughly enjoyed turning it to stone.  Xx


One thought on “DIY : Upcycled lamp

  1. Never seen how anything looks in real life with the stone-effect spray paint. Now, you’ve given me the courage to have a go 😊.

    Your lamp is beautiful by the way.

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