DIY Milk Paint Wood Lamp

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It’s Thrift store makeover time and I’ve got a DIY Milk Paint Wood Lamp to share with you this month.  I found a $1 wood lamp and some pretty milk paint I found on clearance for $1.75 and I knew it was meant to be.  Friends this milk color is making me so happy, it’s looks like a gorgeous, sea foam green.

Milk Paint Wood Lamp

Let’s check out what I started with.  It had great shape.  It was in great condition.  And on dollar day I was able to grab it for a buck!

Then last week I came across my new favorite paint color on clearance and I knew this paint had to meet my $1 lamp.

Here’s what I used.

Milk Paint Wood Lamp Supplies:  (affiliate link provided for your convenience)

One coat of milk paint wasn’t enough.  I let it dry for 1 hour and then gave it a second coat.

After the second coat dried I used the sanding block to scuff it up a bit. I scuff up the edges and the areas that protrude to get the look I’m wanting.

I just love how it turned out!  This is my new favorite paint color!!!

You can check out how I made this Grommet Burlap Lampshade here.

Now check out what the rest of the team has made over this month…

My Repurposed Life: How To Make A Sorry Game Board Box

House of Hawthornes: Upcycle Old Books

Petticoat Junktion: DIY Wreath

Refresh Restyle: Recycled Cigar Box

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Repurposed Window and Drawer

Sadie Seasongoods: Spring Porch Décor in a Harvest Basket

Our Southern Home: Porch Console Table



  1. Absolutely love your (old) new lamp and shade!!! My sister lives on St Simons Island in Georgia, and had the entire interior of her newly built home painted in this same sea glass color. I will need to show her your lamp . She will definitely fawn over what you have done

  2. I’d love to vote for your lampshade but I can’t figure out how to do so on lamps.com. Please help!! And I like yours the best. I never would have thought of adding grommets and ribbon.

    1. Pam the lampshade post was from a couple years ago, so the voting is over. Thanks for your willingness though 🙂

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