I recently fell in love with a pair of lamps at a very popular home store that were wildly outside my budget. What can I say, champagne taste – beer budget. I immediately scoured the internet for a good dupe, but no luck. I couldn’t find anything remotely close. Enter the baking soda/paint hack trending all over social media. You basically mix baking soda and paint to create a chunky texture and paint that on your object. I have seen more amazing transformations of vases and bowls than I can count. It it truly remarkable what a little baking soda and paint can do. I knew I had to try it on lamp. The before versus the after doesn’t even look like the same lamp! Next up, I’ll walk you through how to update a lamp with paint and baking soda.
*Thank you Fleet Farm for sponsoring this post!*
I stopped at Fleet Farm to pick up all the supplies which included spray on primer, paint, brushes and a spray on matte finish. You can use any brand of supplies you like. For reference, the paint I used is Rust-Oleum Milk Paint in the shade eclipse. Below are the directions and supplies list.
- Spray Primer
- Paint brush
- Stir stick
- Paint container
- Baking soda
- Spray on finish
Step 1: Prime lamp and let dry.
Step 2: Pour a bit (a cup or two) of desired paint into a separate paint container. I’m going to be really honest with you, I used a red solo cup for this and it worked perfectly. What can I say? I’m chic(ish) like that.
Step 3: Mix in one tablespoon of baking soda at a time to get to desired texture level. I did this a few times because I wanted there to be a lot of texture on the lamp.
Step 4: Paint that beautiful lamp. You may need a few coats. Make sure to allow the paint to dry completely in between each coat.
Step 5: Seal with a spray on finish (I used a matte finish).
Step 6: (Optional) You may need to clean up or paint some hardware on your lamp. I used a gold spray paint.
Here she is in all her glory!!
A close up so you can get a better view of the texture.
How do you feel about DIY? Do you dabble or does it scare you? Maybe you’re an expert. The world of DIY fascinates me. I love watching how a space can be transformed with just a few tools, supplies and a bit of elbow grease. I started easing my way into DIY last year with a few simple projects. You may remember this holiday wreath I created last year. It was so simple and therapeutic to create! I think that’s what I love most about creative projects – it’s kind of like therapy. And in today’s world, I think we can all use a little more therapy. I hope you enjoyed this how to update a lamp with paint and baking soda!
Happy DIY’ing, friends!
See ya on the next post.
-The Chic(ish) Chick