This is the story of a cool painted star lamp, using the Fusion Copper Tinting Kit, AND a $150 Fusion Products Giveaway! Visit all 13 of the Blog Hop bloggers listed below, get inspired by their cool Fusion Mineral Paint projects, and enter to win along the way!
Here’s my quick and easy painted, upcycled star lamp project.
I began working at home about a year and a half ago when I created my DIY consulting business and blog, My Patch Of Blue Sky. Previously, I had LOVED to get up in the morning, dress up in cute clothes, then head off to an office buzzing with activity and creative adult conversation. With this new business, I realized how much sense it made for me to work here in my office and studio. It took months to get used to a different routine, and adjust to being alone a lot. Our three rescue calicoes were adorable, but they don’t talk too much about painting.
The busier I got, the less time I had to dwell on my surroundings. I started traveling and everything fell into place. However I did do some small projects, and purchased a few home décor items, like soft, cozy pillows and coordinating kantha blankets made from saris. I added my treasured hand-painted sign over the window, my chippy old barn doors and rustic finds.
I have been really happy with the look of the left side of the office.
But the right area was a bit boring. Then I discovered this metal star at a friend’s shop, and a light bulb lit up over my head. Fusion had sent me some of their Metallics to try out, so I planned to paint it with Copper, stuff it with white lights, and create a lamp that exudes a soft glow.
Like this! This was such a quick and inexpensive project, and I like how much impact it has in the room. On the weekends when my office turns into the perfect area to read a book and enjoy a glass of wine. The soft glow of my new lamp is divine.
Here’s how I did it. I know you probably won’t do a project exactly like this, but I bet you have something cool to upcycle in a similar way, right?
• Fusion Fork York Red & Prairie Yellow Mineral Paint
Mix equal portions of Fort York Red and Prairie Yellow to get a peachy color to use as a base coat for the copper.
Paint the base color and let dry.
Paint the copper, keeping in mind that a very little goes a long way. The Tinting Kits are really wonderful, highly pigmented metallic paints that clean up with soap and water.
Add a strand or two of white lights. You may need an extension cord too.
Time to grab a pile of magazines and join Lacey Jane, my very sleepy kitty assistant!
Are you ready to jump up and paint something! Here’s your opportunity to win paint and products!
THE CONTEST IS OVER AND THE WINNER IS… DRUMROLL…
LUCY AUBURN! Congrats Lucy and what a blast you will have when your treasure trove of Fusion products arrives. We are all looking forward to seeing what you create!