I was so inspired by @jacidaily dirt lamp that I had to try it myself.
The whole idea is that the lamp gets a new “found” look. Found, meaning looking old and with age and patina. Some of these found decor pieces can actually cost up to hundreds of dollars if you were to buy them at high end stores.
So watch as I transform an old lamp I bought at the thrift store into something that has gotten so much attention on my Instagram.
Step 1: Here’s The Spray Paint and the Lamp
Step 2: Spray the Lamp
Now let the spray paint dry. I waited about 45 minutes
Step 3: After Finding Dirt, Add Water to it
Step 4: Rub the dirt in the lamp
I started by applying the dirt the back of the lamp so that I could get used to the motion in the lines that the dirt was making on the lamp.
Step 5: Wait for the dirt to dry (approx. 45 minutes)
Step 6: Begin removing some dirt
Start to remove the dirt going in the same direction until you achieve the look that you like.
Step 7: You’re Done, now be happy you saved $$$ dollars
Let me know if you tried this… Tag me on Instagram @tanglewood_homes
Show me your painted dirt lamp. Tag me on Instagram @tanglewood_homes