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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- paint: Gloss Emerald Green by Krylon and Specialty Metallic Gold by Rust-Oleum
- lamp shade with harp
- painter's tape
- Greek key stencil sheet
- repositionable spray mount
- scrafts paint
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.
Tape off the lamp above the base with painter’s tape and spray-paint the base gold.
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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