Heidi from Lily Field Furniture is joining us today to show off one of our new limited edition colors, Driftwood on a fabulous goodwill transformation!

Hi guys! Heidi here from Lily Field Furniture. I am so excited to show you an easy lamp makeover today featuring one of Country Chic Paints new Spring/Summer colors!

I saw this pair of lamps at Goodwill recently and liked the shape. I wasn’t completely sure I could transform them out of their ugly brass state but at $2.99 for both I had to try! I got lots of looks and even my mom thought I had lost my mind thinking these were redeemable!

BEFORE:

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I saw the new Spring/Summer color in Driftwood and instantly had my vision for the lamps. I wanted to create a weathered Restoration Hardware/Pottery Barn style finish.

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To begin I lightly sanded down the brass on the lamps with a 120 grit sandpaper. After cleaning off the dust I taped off the cord and switches and painted with 1 coat of Driftwood using a Country Chic paintbrush. I wasn’t too worried about complete coverage since I knew I’d be layering finishes.

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Since I was using the All In One paint with a clay finish it dried very fast and I was able to continue right on with the project. I used Country Chic Paints antiquing wax and wax brush to go over the driftwood finish. I was careful to not do a solid coverage finish and left some of the lamp with just the driftwood finish as shown below.

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Once I had the antiquing wax how I wanted it I also added some of Country Chic Paint white wax to blend and even out the finish. A little goes a long way and the white wax really finished off the look I was trying to achieve.

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Secondhand Lamp Transformation #DIY #homedecor #lamp #secondhand #goodwill #coastalcolors #sage #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture#limitededition - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Quite the dramatic before and after, don’t you think?! Not bad for a $2.99 purchase! Hopefully this inspires you to look out for some lamps that were discarded and try out a before/after of your own using these products!



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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!