Tuesday, March 9, 2010

dry brushing
















Nothing was wrong with this little lamp , but I wanted it to have a more worn weathered look so I dry brushed on grey and brown paint , {dry brushing is when you dip the brush in the paint and wipe off the excess so that it only has a touch of paint on the brush} , quick and easy makeover.

22 comments:

Nadine said...

Looks brilliant! I love it!!!

Queen B. said...

looooooooove it !

Tardevil said...

Looks good & very beachy! Like the lamp shade too!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous, as always!

Deb said...

So nice!

Lori said...

Makes the trim on the lampshade pop too!

Jennifer said...

Love this technique. I use it on so many things. It can give a distressed look with so little effort and so little time. Lamp looks great.

My Yellow House said...

I really love that lamp with the matching trim! Is it near your gorgeous new chair? :)
Sarah

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I love how this looks! I've been thinking of doing this to some lamps for my family room to save some major moolah. Thanks for showing us yours, maybe I could do this after all!
Blessings,
Stacey

Susan S. said...

Just popped in your blog and LOVE IT! I've added myself as a follower....can't wait to see what you are up to next.

{The Classy Woman} said...

It looks great! I like the grey color. I did that with some antique pulls on a medicine cabinet in our guest bath a few years ago and they turned out great. Dry brushing leaves a great effect.

abby @ tales and trials said...

Love how your dry brush makeover turned out!! Looks great. Did you add the ribbon to your shade or did it come like that? I was considering adding some ribbon to a shade I have but was wondering what type of glue to use. Any suggestions?

Jackie said...

Turned out great!

chair up said...

Your lamp looks so great. I'm a huge fan of grey and white and the dry brushing is an excellent effect. Well done!
Angex

Silvia said...

Fabulous!

Grace said...

I like how the dry brushing matches the trim on your shade.

Beach Vintage said...

Hi, just stumbled across your blog. Its really beautiful. Love this lamp.

Jane said...

The lamp looks great! I love dry brushing. I did it a few years ago on the wall in my breakfast room...coral over cream. It was beautiful!

Jane (artfully graced)

Shannon said...

I have never dry brushed anything ever. It looks so cool. The thing I love about your re dos is that you take great things, like a darling white lamp that anyone else would think was perfect already, and then make it look even more perfect, like it was born to be grey. You have a great eye.

fairmaiden said...

You did a great job, I really like the change. I'm into the grey/choc brown colors too right now. Dry brushing, my kind of project...easy peasy!

Etta said...

Ireally love this lamp!!!!

The Kid In The Front Row said...

I have never paid attention to a lampshade. It's amazing people blog about these things!