How to Update a Lamp with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a New Shade

Would you love to update your lamps but don't know how to go about it? Anyone can do this! It's so quick and easy! 
I was amazed how fast I could transform a lamp with 
 The color I used was Old White - Chalk Paint.
{The French script lampshade is from Walmart} Walmart has beautiful and cheap lampshades. The lampshade was under $10.00. Walmart has many wonderful styles and sizes to choose from. 
For this project all I did was paint the lamp with a coat of chalk paint. Instead of sanding the lamp after the paint dried I decided to use a DRY paper towel. I wiped off areas where I did not want the paint to stick while the lamp was still wet. Super easy if you don't want to sand yet you want the look you see in all the magazines and stores. 
I think the lamp turned out beautiful! My lamp is now updated and trendy. I'm a true fan of chalk paint. Are YOU TOO? There are now so many different brands of chalk paint on the market. Home Depot is now selling chalk paint. It's called Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.

  
I applied a coat of Minwax clear paste finishing wax and just started to buff with a cotton cloth after the paint dried. It was so easy to do. You can find clear paste wax at any home improvement store. I've even seen the clear paste wax at the supermarket. 
You can skip the wax and just spray on a poly finish. I recommend using Minwax Polycrylic water based clear finish. The reason for waxing or using poly is it seals the paint and keeps it from chipping. You don't need to do anything after painting your lamp it's all up to you. Adding a finish to your lamp will make dusting easier and will give your lamp a beautiful low luster shine. 
I can't wait to start working on the rest of my lamps.
Thanks for stopping by!
xo,
Dee
Savvy Southern Style
The Well Crafted Home 
BeBetsy

41 comments:

nádya said...

Hi Dee, I loved your painted lamp, and wiping out some of the paint made it look great!!!!
Blessings,
Nadya

It's All Connected said...

The lamp looks great! I love that there is no need to prime, when using chalk paint. I've been lifting the brush up on the areas I used to sand so it's such a light coat that I don't even need to wipe it off. Aren't I lazy! ~ Maureen

Chatty Crone said...

Something like that I can do! Love it. sandie

Barbara F. said...

I love it! And I think you just helped me decide what color to do my guest bedroom furniture. You just never know what you will find in Wal Mart - love the shade. xo

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! WalMart has some cute lamp shades. I have one I bought and no lamp for it yet. :) Haven't used the chalk paint yet. I really like the idea of using the dry paper towel rather than sanding.

xo
Pat

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's amazing what that stuff covers, Dee! Your lamp looks great!

Anne said...

That is fantastic!!! I wish our Walmart carried that lampshade, so beautiful!!

Anne said...

I love your lamp, it is absolutely beautiful!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Ha! It's about time- welcome to the chalk paint club! :)

wydevendesigns.com said...

Nice job - I am also a fan but haven't tried on lamps - also love your shade. Who would have thought Walmart had shades like this!

Gerrie

Gail said...

WOW Dee that looks awesome and love the shade you added. Enjoy your evening, Gail

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Dee, your lamp looks great! I'm so happy you like ASCP! I love it. It's an amazing product and worth every penny to me! Your lamp looks amazing! Congrats on your first try of ASCP!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Looks great, Dee. I'm a big fan of quick projects.

Debbiedoo's said...

Yes, Dee that paint sure makes it nicer. Stay tuned for a twist I have coming up Sunday evening. It is related to you too!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks great Dee! I love the new look!

Pam

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I love painting lamps! Total makeover! I have the same lampshade from Wal-mart x2, love it. As for ASCP (waiting for the lightning to strike me now) I have not found it to be quite as amazing as it's cracked up to be. I actually just used some today, will be blogging about it soon. Be sure to stop by!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,

That is at least a very fast and inexpensive way of transforming a lamp.
Hugs and love,
Mariette

New End Studio said...

Never used chalk paint, it looks pretty good and not sanding is appealing. Cute lampshade, too.

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It's lovely especially with the new shade:)

Richelle Kelley said...

it is so pretty, love the shade!! Great job, Dee!!

Kris said...

What a transformation! I love it and that lampshade. I have been using ASCP for about a year and love it. I just painted a candlestick holder in ASCP Robin's Egg Blue for The Dedicated House's "Make it Pretty Monday."

Great job!

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

This lamp definitely deserves an A+!!!

Cynthia said...

It turned out great. I love the lampshade as well!

Cynthia

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looks fantastic!!

Hugs,
Deb

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your lamp looks great. That lampshade is fabulous too.

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Is it really just that easy?! Get out! I have seen so many great projects..love this! WOW! Such a great way to transform things in the home!

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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a great idea to wipe it off before it dries! Yeah, sometimes the sanding gets to be so messy -- this is a really good alternative for getting the same look -- love the transformation!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Am I the last person on the planet to try chalk paint?! I feel so left out - may need to go buy some! Love that there's no priming!
Kelly

Linda Walker said...

Dee,
I love the lamp also....think I will try it...I have several lamps I would love to redo. I have never used chalk paint but guess there's a first time for everything.
Linda
mysewwhatblog

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Your wee lamp turned out great.
No can't say that I have used chalk paint yet. Not sure if it is sold here in Canada.

my diary said...

nice post thanks for sharing...

Jeannine said...

Mmm, just love Annie Sloan's Old White! Your lamp turned out fantastic! Great job Dee!!!

Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Old White is the only color I have used...I'd love to get one of the blues. Your lamp turned out great and the shade is perfect!

Katherines Corner said...

Dee it looks amazing!!! well done xo

Pamela said...

I LOVE your lamp make over!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Wow I love that lamp and the shade is a perfect match.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your lamp is so pretty now, painting it white and then aging it was exactly what it needed! The french script shade is perfect for it. So very pretty! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home said...

I love that pretty vintage look! This is gorgeous! I would love it if you linked this up at my party! You can find it here:

http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/well-crafted-wednesday-19-link-party.html

Vanessa said...

Hi, Dee

This lamp turned out great! I feel like I am catching up with your blog. LOL Have a great weekend.

Vanessa

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