Remember last month when I revealed big updates to our master bedroom? Well, I have one last tutorial for you from the space! As usual, I’m always trying to repurpose what I have so instead of getting new bedside lamps I recycled the gold ones from phase 1 of the master bedroom update.
Today, I’m sharing some tips and tricks on how I gave these Pharmacy Style IKEA Lamps Faux Antique Finish in just three steps!
I love the look of the Antique Pharmacy Lamps but they can often come with a high price tag. I found these lamps at IKEA for just $29.99 each.
Now, ready for the easiest tutorial on how to get a Faux Antiqued look?
- ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
Step 1: Tape off the cord and give the lamp a coat of Valspar Gold Metallic Paint.
Note: Normally when spray painting metal, I would use a spray primer first to help the adhesion. But in this case I didn’t use a primer because I was going to distress it anyway.
Step 2: After allowing it to dry, spray a coat of Valspar Black Flat spray paint.
Step 3: Using 120 grit sand paper, gently rub the surface to remove some of the paint. To give it a natural look I focused on the edges and areas that would have the most use.
And that’s it! It’s amazing what a little paint can do. The new look is perfect for our new bedroom.
Note: I originally shared this post on Tatertots and Jello.