I love garage sales!
No not having them,buying from them!teehee One can find the cutest or most clever pieces to upcycle at these!!
This intro leads me to my share for today!
Here's how it goes...
We found this lamp at a sale and my husband said we had to have it for camping-not as it is I said!
Above, the lampshade gets its first coat of gesso to cover the outdated sunflower pattern.
My base weapons of choice are DecoArt Chalky Finish in both Refreshing & Treasure.
One coat of Refreshing on the main body and Treasure on the rims.
One coat is all was needed to cover up the previous pattern.
Next up, I printed, clipped and adhered kampy type pictures around the body of the lampshade,using DecoPage in Matte by DecoArt(I love this product)
Next came stenciling in shades of Inheritance, Ancestral and Rouge,again,Chalky Finish by DecoArt.
I stenciled in between the pictures, blending my colors to give a cohesiveness with the pictures.
Stencils used are from Stencilgirl-
And the finished lamp!
My husband insisted the base needed nothing more...
and I agree-kinda kitschy cute the way it is!!
Thanks for joining me again today and I sure hope I have inspired you to shop the garage sales! Go Green and upcycle with DecoArt!