One of my living room lamps broke.....quite a while ago. So, I finally gave up on retaping it every few weeks and found a solution. Yes, it literally had electrical tape wrapped around it and I don't have a picture. It had gotten knocked off the table when the kids were younger and we lived with it for a long time. I got these for a mere $3.97 each and swiped the shades from some other lamps that I had.
ok, how was this done?
- prime first
- then I followed with a textured stone like finish which was kind of rust colored
- then I top coated that with heirloom white
- and finally I took some very gritty sand paper and scratched off enough to make it look like they fell off the back of a truck and rolled down the road.
They don't really match, but they make a pretty good pair.
this is the best before picture I could find of one of them and since this post I distressed this one a little mo' betta!
I'm linking to A Stroll Through Life's 50th tabletop party.