Green and Gold Greek Key Lamp

From the pages of HGTV Magazine, Jillian Harris of Love It or List It Too tells you how to remix this old item with a little more than paint.

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Materials Needed:

  • pouncer
  • paint: Gloss Emerald Green by Krylon and Specialty Metallic Gold by Rust-Oleum
  • finial
  • lamp shade with harp
  • cord
  • painter's tape
  • Greek key stencil sheet
  • scissors
  • repositionable spray mount
  • scrafts paint

Step 1

Discard the old shade, finial, and harp. Tape off the lamp base and cord with painter’s tape. Spray-paint the body and a new finial (Portfolio lamp finial in polished brass, $2.50, lowes.com) green. Let dry.

Step 2

Tape off the lamp above the base with painter’s tape and spray-paint the base gold.

Step 3

Cut out one row of the design from a stencil sheet (Greek Key 8" x 10" border stencil, $9, sunflower33.etsy.com). Affix the strip to the bottom of a new lampshade (Fabric Hardback lampshade in white, $50 including harp, lampsplus.com) with repositionable spray mount. Use a pouncer to fill in the stencil with crafts paint (Martha Stewart Crafts paint in pesto, $2 for 2 ounces, Michaels stores). Remove the stencil and repeat around the shade to complete the border. Let dry. Insert the harp, add the lampshade, and screw on the finial.

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