This IKEA Lamp Hack is a great way to update a basic IKEA Lamp using only Watercolor Paints. This Amazing IKEA Lamp Hack will surely make a statement in your Home Decor.
I am sure you guys must have seen IKEA lamps countless times. I have a love/hate relationship with them as they are so cheap but oh so boring to look at. If you love IKEA Hacks be sure to check my list of Gorgeous Ikea Furniture Makeover with a twist and if you love Lamp Makeovers I have you covered with my Six Incredibly Fun and Colorful Lamp Makeovers.
So I decided to switch things up a bit with these lamps and decided to play around with some Watercolor paints on the lampshade.
But before we jump into the actual tutorial let me show you how these lamps looked originally.
Materials Needed for IKEA Lamp Makeover Using Watercolor Paints
Tutorial for IKEA Lamp Makeover Using Watercolor Paints
The plan was to create an Ombre Watercolor effect on the lampshade and that I could only achieve by using Watercolor paints.
So this is the watercolor palette I used on the IKEA lampshade.
You can see the paints that I clearly used a lot for this project which was mostly the blue and purple paint colors.
Firstly detach the lampshade from the base.
Then spray the water from the bottle onto the lampshade and spray it till the lampshade is wet when you touch it but not completely soaked.
You need to spray it with water so when you start applying the watercolor paints it can easily spread.
I like to work in sections and two sides of the lampshade I painted dark blues and the other two in a purple shade range.
So I would dip my paintbrush into the paint and apply it onto the lampshade alternating between the light and dark blue colors.
Then spray the shade with water again and go in with the paint colors and roughly try to blend it.
I did the same thing on the purple side of the lampshades.
Spray the shade with water first and then paint the sides with dark and light purple paint colors.
Then spray it again and roughly blend the colors together.
The last step in this IKEA Lamp Hack Makeover is optional.
I decided to add Gold spots on my lampshade which I did using Liquid Gold Gilding.
I used a thin paintbrush and create an almost brushstrokes pattern.
Do the same thing on all the other sides.
I also decided to paint the lamp base with same gold metallic paint. You could leave it Chrome Silver as it was initially but I wanted it to compliment the Gold hence I painted the base Gold as well.
Let the base completely dry and then attach the lampshade onto it.
And there you have it.
Don’t these Ikea Lamps look so fresh and beautiful.
Painting the base of the lamp Gold made a really big difference as well.
What do you guys think?
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