Before & After: Lamp Receives The Raffia Treatment

Before & After: Lamp Receives The Raffia Treatment

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 14, 2010

When it comes to the decor of our children's rooms, many of us look to DIY ideas to save a little cash. We recently spotted this fabulous lamp makeover using a combination of spray paint and raffia that is sure to give any basic lamp (a thrift store or retail find, for example) a brand new look.

We've used many things as stencils over the years, but never raffia. Had we tried, we're pretty sure we would have failed as we would have been missing one piece of crucial information found in this step-by-step tutorial from Lemon Tree Creations.

After a coat of primer they were ready for damp raffia. The moisture helps seal the edges and prevent the paint from sliding underneath. It also makes it extra flexible to grip the curves of the lamp. They still suggest using your spray paint straight on to help minimize underspray, and we have to agree.

This technique could be used on everything from lamps to chairs or step stools or even picture and bed frames (if you are sitting on a larger amount of raffia, that is). Experiment with the process and see where the wind blows you!

See the full tutorial over at Lemon Tree Creations

(Via/Image: Lemon Tree Creations)

Posted originally from: OhDeeDoh

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