Vintage, brass lamps, like this pair I picked up at a storage unit sale, are easy to find and, thanks to Chalk Paint®, easy to transform too. Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan adheres effortlessly to metal surfaces without requiring any primer. I painted a base coat of Old Ochre and then applied a wash of French Linen over that. I finished the lamps with clear wax, followed by dark wax.
Now these previously unimpressive brass lamps are an elegant pair.
I always show these brass lamps to customers at Loot when they ask if Chalk Paint really sticks to metal. Everyone wants to touch them to see if they are actually made of brass because the new Chalk Paint finish makes them look like wood.
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