As one of 20+ bloggers participating in the Thrift Store Decor Challenge, I am excited to show and tell you all about this this beautiful DIY distressed farmhouse lamp. It was a simple project that perfectly accessorizes my deconstructed chair. I am in love!
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My favorite thing about distressed decor is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. If it is scratched, chipped and dinghy looking it’s no big deal. I love it the more it looks old and worn. This DIY distressed farmhouse lamp checks all of those boxes for me.
I have been on the hunt for a chunky, wooden lamp that I could distress with some of my homemade chalk paint. I had lost all hope on finding something at the thrift store and figured my hubby would have to make me something from a piece of scrap wood.
Then I an across this ugly painted lamp at my thrift store and scooped it up for less than $10.
The only thing I liked about this lamp was the solid green band of paint around the base. That’s it.
I started the process by sanding off the painted characters and the yellowish green paint.
Then I added 2 light coats of chalk paint which dries fairly quick so this wasn’t an all day kind of project.
After the second coat of paint dried I broke out some sanding blocks which by the way – I love, love love sanding blocks for distressing.
I started distressing by sanding around the edges making sure to expose some of that dark green paint. Then onto the areas I wanted to call attention to- like the cracks and chipped areas.
Like I said, I like the worn distressed look and it is easy to accomplish with some chalk paint and a sanding block.
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