You know, sometimes you walk in to the Goodwill and you just know you must be living right.
Today’s case in point
A brand new cream linen lamp shade from Lowes,
still in the plastic.
It did not take me long to find a base for it either.
Also for $5.
Albeit, pretty vanilla in color. But the base was nice and substantial and I was positive I had something at home that would fix that (non) color.
Especially for ten bucks!
I usually spend that on the shade alone.
For the paint color I mixed two parts French Linen with not quite one part Graphite. And I can promise you I will be doing it again. After I waxed it turned out to be a lovely charcoal.
So here’s the tip.
I wiped on a coat of Annie Sloan clear soft wax and without waiting for it to dry at all, I applied the dark wax. I usually apply my waxes with a lent free cloth, but this time I used my index finger. I swiped the wax down every one of those creases and then wiped the excess off with that lent free cloth.
The finial I found in my hardware stash.. I used the same technique on it.
I really pays to chipmunk stuff, huh?
I feel like that dark wax went on and settled in to those crevices so much better and easier when it went on right over the clear.
I love this lamp in my kitchen.
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