Before & After: Lamp Receives The Raffia Treatment

Before & After: Lamp Receives The Raffia Treatment

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 11, 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 spotted this fabulous lamp makeover that uses a combination of spray paint and raffia that will give any basic lamp (albeit a thrift store or retail find) a brand new look.

We've used many things as stencils over the years, but never raffia. Had we of 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 to seal the edges, not allowing the paint to slide underneath and also makes it extra flexible to grip the curves of the lamp at hand. They still suggest making sure you use 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 stepstools 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)

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