Monday, March 7, 2016

Painting the Buffet Lamps

A couple of months ago, I was delighted to find these affordable French candlestick style lamps.

I loved their shape and price.  I wasn't thrilled with the color or finish.  Their "vintage patina" was just dying to be discovered.

Recently, while browsing in Aiden Gray Home with Stacey@PoofingthePillows, I mentioned that I wanted to paint them to look more like the pricey lamps we were looking at.  She encouraged me to do it, and I finally have.

First, I painted them with ASCP Coco.  I purposely left a little of the old finish showing in places.  Then, I added a little ASCP Provence, dark wax, and gilding wax in some places. I used small craft paint brushes to get the darker colors into the recesses.

Finally, I went over them with  ASCP Pure White.  I went heavy in some places and light in others.  I had intended to sand at the end, but found I was happy with the effect without sanding.

Another "do" checked off my list!  Thanks, Stacey, for encouraging me.

Here's an affiliate link to the lamp.


Have a wonderful week.


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  1. Eilis, those look amazing! They are almost crusty looking which is so perfect for french country. I'm ready to go shopping again any time. :)

    1. Thanks for sharing these pretties at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

  2. Eilis,
    The lamps have so much more character now. I liked the paint you applied before the final white coat also, and probably would have been tempted to leave them that color. Then again, I am addicted to white these days. Reading blogs has created a passion for white.


  3. Ellis they're beautiful! I have some big candle stands (you know the ones you put pillar candles on) that are gold which definitely will not fit in my new decor. You have given me the courage (and the how-to) to paint them! I'm bookmarking and pinning this!

  4. Hi Eilis, Your lamps turned out gorgeous. The details really show nicely with the final coat of white.
    Beautiful setting. xo

  5. It's amazing what a little paint can do. Your post was truly a joy to read and I hope that you will continue adding your ray of sunshine every week on Thoughts of Home on Thursdays.

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