.......shining from my newly refinished lamps. My latest project is two lamps that I have aged with layers of paint and glaze.
This is what they originally looked like. Just an aged brass looking finish.
First they were primed.
Then I painted on a coat of silver mist by Sherwin Williams in satin.
Then I dabbed on green sage also by Sherwin Williams in a satin finish.
These are the paints I used. I will let you in on a little secret because Sherwin Williams doesn't usually just come out and tell you this. You can have any color you want mixed in their sample size. Their sample size is a pint. It isn't the little bitty cup of paint like you get from Benjamin Moore and others. It is a whole pint which is more that enough for most projects. The price is only $4.67!!!! Just tell them you want a sample and what color and they will mix it for you.
I sanded a few places and then started glazing with Valspar glaze in mocha from Lowes.
This shows how heavy I put it on and then I take a rag and dab and wipe some of it off.
Here you can see the spots I sanded and how it takes the glaze.
After I finished glazing I then added some of the metallic bronze glaze I had to add some sheen. Here you can see the layers on the finished lamp base.
I love how these turned out.
Here they are in the master bedroom.