Today, I finished two lamps for The Quaint Nest booth. They were both Goodwill finds. I simply painted them with ASCP Old White. I usually distress and wax my chalk paint pieces, but I liked how these looked with the chalky finish.
Here’s the before:
Here’s the after:
I haven’t found a shade for the second one yet. As an informal experiment, I am going to price it (and place it in my booth) without one. The shade pictured above cost about ten dollars at Walmart. I’m afraid that will take quite a bite out of my margin…. The shades at my local thrift stores are a little “too” vintage to use. It will be interesting to see whether the lamp without a shade (but with a lower price) sells first.
I’ll let you know…