Chalk Decorative Paint: Easy Lighting Update
by Quinn Larson
Some of the best items to paint are those that may look worse for wear, but have attractive details and structure. A well made piece is worth refurbishing if all it needs is a new color and look.
To complete this project you will need the following:
Tools and Materials:
Behr® Chalk Decorative Paint -color Miniature Rose BCP02
Piece of furniture to be painted (can be a new or old piece)
Behr® Wax Decorative Finish in White
Clean rag for wax application
Sandpaper or a sanding block
We are sure at one time this lamp, pre-makeover, looked fantastic surrounded by decor items in the traditional glamour style. However, now it is destined for a more youthful and feminine oriented space, and a change is in order.
Step 1: Prep
Remove the current bulb and shade, then clean any dirt and grime off of the lamp body with a gentle cleaning solution. Sand the lamp lightly with a piece of sand paper or your sanding block and wipe it free of sanding dust.
Step 2: Paint
With a small brush paint the lamp body. Be sure to cover all the details in color. Allow to dry and apply second coat if necessary/desired.
Step 3: Apply wax
Apply your Behr® Wax Decorative Finish in the color of your choice. The wax is best seen when pushed into the cracks and low points of the detail.
Step 5: Finish and enjoy
Complete the look of your lamp with a new shade and bulb. Set it up in your new space and enjoy!
For more information on the Behr® Chalk Decorative System visit behr.com.
For a short video detailing this new system click here.
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