Transform a basic thrifted lamp into a stunning DIY Anthropologie Inspired Lamp Makeover just by using paints, Resin and Yarn.
I really have been inspired by so many of Anthropologie’s Home Decor Items lately and you can see it from all the posts that I have done recently from my DIY Anthropologie Inspired Vase to Anthropologie Inspired Mirror.
Today I am showing you guys how I transformed a basic thrifted lamp into an Anthropologie Inspired Lamp.
What I love about their home decor section is the way they use color and patterns into everything. All of the colors and designs complement each other so well and tastefully.
This beautiful Anthropologie Lamp Makeover is definitely well within the 2-hour limit and honestly, a lot of fun to create that time flies by.
The lamp that I decided to paint on was the perfect blank canvas and reminds me of the floor lamps that are available in Walmart.
I picked up my lamp from the thrift store and it was in pretty good condition. My plan was to paint the glass-like circular shapes of the lamp base as well as to do something about lampshade as it was a plain white lampshade.
Tutorial for DIY Anthropologie Inspired Lamp Makeover
So this is how the lamp looked before the makeover.
Just a basic lamp with not much color or design to it. The first thing first was to detach the lampshade and put it aside since we were going to give the lampshade a little makeover as well.
When that was done it was time to choose the color palette and the design I was going to create on this thrifted lamp.
I decided to go with a gorgeous range of pastel paint colors from sky blue, to light purple, beige and coral color that I was going to paint onto the circular shapes of the lamp base.
I needed to apply two coats of each paint color and then let it dry before I moved onto the next step.
The silver pieces which separated each round glass shape I decided to paint in Gold as well as the base of the lamp as well.
So this step is the part where you can get as creative as you like.
I decided to paint a floral pattern all over the lamp base.
These were all the colors that I used and played around with to create the leaves and flowers.
You need multiple thin-tipped paintbrushes in order to create a floral pattern.
Honestly, I just pulled up a floral pattern on Google and took that as my inspiration and repeated the design all over the different sections of the lamp base.
It took me about 30 minutes in total to paint my Anthropologie Inspired Pattern onto the lamp base.
You could create a fun little Aztec pattern or even a Polka Dot design which would have to look great as well.
While the lamp base was drying I decided to spice up the basic white lampshade.
First I used white yarn to wrap all around the lampshade just so to give it a textured layer.
Start of by wrapping a piece of the yarn in one area and then wrapping the yarn round and round all throughout the lampshade.
This part took me a total of ten minutes. When it was complete I went ahead and wrapped this colorful Yarn on top of the white Yarn.
The Ideas was to create a multiple layered textured look onto the lampshade.
Just go over and under the lampshade and you should be able to cover the lampshade in five minutes.
What I loved about this particular yarn was that it was multicolored and the colors complimented the lamp base really well.
You can see what I mean by wrapping it inside and out as it makes it really quick and easy to cover the lampshade.
So this part is optional which is the part where you use Resin.
I loved the matte finish look of the paint but then again I am a sucker for Resin and will apply it on anything and everything if I could and this lamp was, of course, no exception.
I have used Resin on so many things such as this Gorgeous Bar Cart and my current coffee table which is made from Resin as well that I am not going to go over the basic of using Resin in this post as you can just click on the projects I just mentioned to get a detailed tutorial.
But for this particular lamp, I mixed up a small amount of Resin and applied it onto the painted part of the lamp base.
It always makes me so happy to see how the Resin actually brings out the true colors of the Paints.
The only part that takes a little time in this DIY Anthropologie Inspired Lamp Makeover is to wait for the Resin to dry completely which takes about a full 24 to 48 hours.
And that was it.
Just re-attach the lampshade back onto the lamp and you have your very own DIY Anthropologie Inspired Lamp Makeover all complete.
What do you guys think?