I scored this lamp for $8.99 at Hobby Lobby's last 90% clearance sale. I adored the shape of the lamp and the style and color of the shade, but I disliked the orange tone of the lamp base.
I wanted to tone down the orange in the lamp base, but still have a little of the original color show through. So I decided to makeover the lamp using the Rub 'n Buff paint that I had been using to accent the carvings on my dining room chairs.
I used a foam brush to apply the Rub 'n Buff in Spanish Copper to the surface of the lamp. This stuff dries to the touch very quickly, so the application is very easy. Also, since the paint is a thick wax substance, there is also very little prep needed to protect surrounding surfaces. I actually did this on my dining room table with just one plastic bag under the lamp to catch any spillage in case I squeezed the tube too hard. And a little goes a very long way - I have used it on this lamp and six dining chairs and I still have plenty left.
This lamp will eventually go in the entryway that is directly across from the dining room. The entryway is painted a tan color, so I think this lamp would be perfect to pull in the deep chocolate and gold colors from the dining room.
I'm linking up to Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.