The Thrift Store Team is back together this month sharing some more great thrift store makeovers! I love seeing what these ladies do each month. This month I’m tackling some rattan lamps with a beautiful driftwood update.
Here’s what I started with…
A pretty basic rattan lamp that could easily be updated with paint. Here’s what I used:
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- if you don’t have a brown base I’d recommend Kona stain or Espresso paint to get that dark brown base
- gray paint – I used Yesteryear
- 1″ paint brush
You want to just dry brush the lamp once you have a dark base. To dry brush you want to load a little bit of paint on our brush and then wipe most of it off.
Here you can see the progress as I was working my way around the lamp. You want the dark base to still show through. With rattan’s texture this is really easy to do, but the same technique applies with any surface.
It’s a SUPER quick process and one you really can’t mess up on as long as your remember to wipe most of the paint off.
I think these will be going in my new office space, which is coming along.
Here’s what the ladies have been up to… you can check them out by clicking the links below…
My Repurposed Life – Easy Spray Paint Welcome Mat
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Paint and Upholstered Stool Makeover
Domestically Speaking (Mine) – Rattan Lamp Makeover
Our Southern Home – Chalkboard Wall Art
Petticoat Junktion – Stenciled Wood Chest
Refresh Restyle – Repurposed Farmhouse Tote
If you’d love to check out more great thrift store items you can find them here: