DIY Faux Wood Spindle Lamp

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Make a DIY Faux Wood Spindle Lamp from a thrift store brass lamp! Make sure you check out more of my DIY home decor projects too!

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I have been on the lookout for the perfect shaped thrift store brass lamp. They look exactly like the popular wood spindle lamps you are seeing in the stores these days.

I found a lamp that was relatively new. I am so leary of old lamps with bad wiring. Who wants to burn the house down, right? I try to find ones with relatively new hardware. It is just easier not to have to rewire the lamp unless it is one that I can’t live without.

I painted this beauty with acrylic paint.  I used a dry brush technique to get the faux wood grain pattern. Let me show you how easy it is to do!

DIY Faux Wood Spindle Lamp

Supplies:

Instructions:

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Tape off the lamp to protect it from the paint. I taped a plastic bag over the top and plug section with blue painters tape.

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Spray paint the brass part of the lamp with primer. Let it dry overnight.

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Paint the lamp with a warm light brown paint.

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Dry brush over the light brown with grey paint.

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Dry brush dark brown on edges.

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Dry brush white and grey mixed until the desired faux wood finish. Remove the painter’s tape and seal with a spray enamel. Add a cool shade and that’s it!

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I can’t believe how well this project turned out! It really is a great DIY and what an easy way to get this trendy lamp for a fraction of the cost!

 

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3 Comments

  1. 2.24.20
    Brenda said:

    Love the painted “wood” lamps! Could you please tell me the color of the warm brown and the dark brown that you used for these lamps, it is just what I wanted! Thanks for sharing!

    • 2.24.20
      Kim said:

      Hi Brenda,
      Thanks for inquiring about the paint I used. I made this lamp 4 years ago and I have moved since then and I no longer have the exact colors I used for it. I would just eyeball the colors at the store. I really depends on how warm or cool you want the faux wood to look.
      Kim

  2. 11.12.16
    Randi said:

    This really turned out great! Good work!

    Thank you for linking up at our Home Matters Link Party!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Randi :)

    #HomeMattersParty