Monday, November 4, 2013

Small Painting Project #1 - Painted Lamp

I am learning a bit more about manual photography this week. I changed so many settings that I had to revert to factory settings. Lost the bright sunshine outside while figuring things out for my lamp vignette, late afternoon light instead. In PicMonkey I edited the brightness a bit too much.

The painted lamp below was taken even later in the evening.

First project (in my mini series of 3) is updating a lamp - this room needed more white (not baby blue) to coordinate with the white curtains plus a softer light was needed (overhead was too bright at times). I found an old lamp in the shed that was about the right size, wrong style/colour but provided the right amount of light. First try at using chalk-clay paint over a glaze. 

I used CeCe Caldwell Chalk - Clay Paint, Vintage White. 2 coats. Waxed with CeCe Caldwell Clear wax the next day. Not my favourite style of lamp but the vintage white helped it to receed. Project finished.

Project # 2 will be posted November 11th at 7:00 am.

E from VAM gave me a bouquet of lavender. I put it in a 2 quart blue glass jar, added some thick twine, a piece of burlap and my scottish broach. A November pleasure.

During November I am going to post twice a week, Monday and Thursday.

Thank you for dropping by, my next post will be Thursday November 7th at 7:00 am.
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  1. Always lovely, Joy! Always! xo Jen

  2. I must say that I prefer that soft blue lamp, but I understand that you needed white. Thanks for sharing this interesting blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, Joy!

  3. I like the lamp in both colors and I LOVE that brooch the display is great.

  4. I like the lamp both ways...but now it kinda reminds me of a stone lamp .....Love the swan handles!
    I wish I had as much wonderful Christmas stuff you have at your booth! So pretty!

  5. Much prefer the white lamp. You did a great job on it.

    Hope you're feeling okay.


  6. Love your painted lamp, it turned out very nice! Have a great week :)

  7. Those blocky carvings on the wall- that's my first time seeing others like them. I had a boat like those for a while that eventually sold. Loved it but no one could give me info on it.

  8. What a difference the paint makes on that lamp! It softens it so much. Love the bouquet in the jar. So glad you are going to post twice a week. I'll be here!

  9. What a difference in the lamp and now I want to do something like you did with that jar! Very understated, simple, it !

    Funny how the lighting at different times and angles affects photos. I think taking photos inside is very hard. Outside ? a flower, a tree, a whatever....nice shot. Inside ? Another story :) Your look great !

  10. What a nice transformation from the blue to the creamy white color. Good job on the painting part. It is more mellow and classic looking.
    xo, Jeanne

  11. I love the lamp now that it is painted. I probably wouldn't have looked at it twice before it was painted. I also love the way you displayed the lavender!!

  12. Well I learned something. I wouldn't have known you could paint a lamp with that kind of surface. Looks great! Thanks for joining the We Call It Olde Link-Up. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

  13. Love te added texture that painting gave the lamp, it looks so cool and current with it's new face lift.
    Great idea!

  14. Joy, Great job on the lamp. I have an old one I should give your paint technique. Love the lavender and the Scottish brooch. Great idea!

  15. I like the lamp either way, but the white is perfect with the figurines in your vignette. The shape of the lamp base is so elegant. The lavender in the blue glass jar is lovely, especially with the burlap, twine and Scottish brooch. Charming. Pinning both projects. (First time here via Coastal Charm; glad I found you.)

  16. You are doing great on the different photo takes. They are all well done.

  17. Your lamp looks great, Joy. I love what a little bit of paint can do! Love the blue jar! Thank you for sharing this at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


  18. Paint really makes a difference. Looks very pretty in you vignette and love how you show off your bouquet of lavender in that pretty 'dressed-up' jar.
    Take care of yourself.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  19. Joy, the lamp turned out nicely. The white is certainly cheery. Love the lavender in the bottle! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Beautiful transformation - love the new look to the lamp.
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  21. You are always ahead of everyone else! New things to try after visiting you!!


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