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Foil, Modpodge & Paint on a Lamp Base

This poor lamp has been through the wringer with me. I just can't settle on a "look" for it. I purchased it in the spring from Goodwill for next to nothing. I originally just did THIS to it last year. But, I was itching to change it up...again.

In all her glory.
(Not sure if I love the black on it, but it may grow on me. My husband said it was interesting. That's a loaded word when used as an aesthetic opinion.)

This was how she looked when I started a couple of days ago. 
I used foil, mod podge and some black craft paint that I'll show you in a bit.
I started by cutting my foil into (roughly) 3"x3" squares. It really didn't take much foil...didn't come close to using the 200 feet in the box I bought.

Then I just started modging & podging (I did use a brush for most of this...pictured above is some bubble rubbing). The foil is applied with the shiny side down. The edges were a bit trickier and I had to go over them with my fingers a few times. I gave it two more coats of Mod Podge after all the foil was on. 

Sort of wished I left her like this without the paint. That's okay. I'll learn 

This was the paint I used.

I worked in small sections. Paint on and rub off...probably immediately. I left mine on a wee bit long.

The top area is rubbed already...leaving the paint in all the grooves and ridges.


There you have it! Avery inexpensive and fast change (took two afternoons...a lot of which involved drying time).

What are your thoughts on the black paint? I'm planning to use the same technique on a sofa table I have...not sure if I should do the black paint again. 

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  1. My internet was acting up. I am so sorry if this is a repeat comment, but I like the black paint on it. What a creative idea! I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon :)

  2. Hi Kristi, Just popping over from Serenity Now. Great project! I like the paint, but perhaps if you had watered it down a bit before painting, it might have come off more subtly. Still, though, it's a great upgrade! Looks great contrasted with that natural fiber shade.

  3. Wow. Very cool! Great job! What a great idea!
    PS Come show off at my place on Wednesday if you can!

  4. We are next to each other on Finding Fabulous link party and thought I'd pay you a visit. Very interesting project and I'm a modge podge lover myself. Did some Christmas ornaments with it. You can see them at highpointcircle.blogspot.

  5. Wow what a fantastic transformation !