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January 10, 2013

DIY: Brushstroke Lamp

Hi All MBG Readers, Jana Bek here & I'm so excited to share my brushstroke lamp DIY. My gourd was a sad shade of pink. 

Knowing I needed another layer of pattern for my bedroom, & drawing inspiration from the fabulous Bunny Willams Brushstroke lamp & Kelly Wearstler's killer custom wall paper, I took my little lamp to the next level.


Inspiration:




Materials:

Sad lamp
Spray Primer
Trash Bags
Patience
Paint in Pop hue
Sad, Bismol Pink Lamp:


Initial Steps:
Tie a plastic bag around the cord & the top of the lamp to protect them from primer & paint. Spray first coat of primer, let dry, then sand with fine sand paper. Depending on shade of your lamp, repeat, repeat, & repeat. I had to apply 4 coats of primer, be patient!


Next:
As the primer was white, I choose to paint my pink brushstrokes on the primer as I was OK with the color.


one more look at the inspiration 


Voila! Gorgeous brushstroke lamp!


-Post by Jana Bek
-Images by Erik Melvin




34 comments:

17 Perth said...

I love how it turned out. And I have a lamp I have been considering spray painting--these may be route I take instead! Thanks!

Chloe Moon said...

Wow, you'd never know it was originally that pink lamp! Very cool & trendy!

Ergo - Blog

JOA said...

I love it :D Great idea <3

Allie said...

that looks amazing! like something from an expensive and trendy store!!

Allie said...

that looks amazing! like something from an expensive and trendy store!!

ashley cooper said...

I love this DIY lamp!! What a great idea, I would have never thought of that and I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend, dear.
-Ashley Cooper @ design-parlor.blogspot.com

none said...

What a perfect bedside lamp. I love this idea!

xo

Emily
http://couldbeinteresting.com

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

great inspiration and DIY

Clare said...

Love that color pink - what a great idea!

Christine Laidlaw said...

Not so sure about the walls but the lamp is AMAZING!!! Great idea!

Donna Khoo said...

The lamp looks fantastic and a great way to recycle as well. It looks beautiful!

nectarandstone.blogspot.com
Donna

Marci said...

That is such a genius idea. Now if I could settle on a lamp shape, I'd be in business!

Dishes, Runways and Briefcases said...

LOVESSS IT! Great DIY idea... May need to try this on my lamp shade...

xo
Natalie

Spearmint Baby said...

absolutely stunning! LOVE this project! thanks so much for sharing.

Doux Houz said...

I love this DIY! Great idea!!

Doux Houz
http://douxhouz.blogspot.com.br/

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

I LOOOOVE this!

Hannah said...

BRILLIANT! I'm obsessed.

Erica said...

Amazing. Makes me want to go out and buy a 'sad lamp' just to fix it up this way. :)

Bear said...

Love how you re-purposed this. Almost looks like Modernist Delft. Who doesn't have those crappy lamps from the 70s? LOL

Jordan Skiles said...

Oooooh I LOVE this!! Great idea!!

Jordan
opal-and-violet.blogspot.com

Lauren Gordon-Thomson said...

That turned out so beautifully. What a clever idea!

Lauren x
Gordon + Gold

Rachel said...

so cool! the new lamp looks expensive and sophisticated =)

lushnluxe said...

The result is just amazing, the lamp looks really stylish.

Olga StarDec said...

It now looks like a very expensive lamp bought from one of those big expensive shops!
Olga
www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

myrna said...

Oh my goodness, great idea! I so want to do one in black and white now!! LOVE this idea!

Olga Michalik said...

it looks amazing ! :)

kisses :*

Patti Borrelli @BeSoStyle said...

Very fun. I love how you converted inspiration into art.

secretivestyle.com said...

Okay, this SERIOUSLY needs to be in my home!!!!

Melissah said...

What a clever idea - looks fabulous and that pink makes a real statement!

Melissah from Scrapbook

Danie at Pasadya said...

It turned out to be adorable! Thanks so much for the DIY. :)

♥B said...

So cute! I love it :)

With Love From, Michigan
♥ ♥

SHERRY HART said...

Boom!! Love it.

Blue Mountain Belle said...

Your DYI are ridiculous. When I start to scroll through the photos I think "ehh don't know about this" but when I get to the end... I am amazed every time, every time

Allison Shallenberger said...

A few strokes here and there and you were able to transform your plain lamp into a stylish one. Isn’t that great? Without breaking a sweat and having to spend a lot, you made a big change to your lamp’s design! Great idea!

-Allison Shallenberger

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