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Boho Inspired Lamp

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Boho Inspired Lamp
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Boho Inspired Lamp

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Turn a flea market lamp into an on-trend room accent with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Heritage (ADC09)
  • Inheritance (ADC12)
  • Legacy (ADC21)
  • New Life (ADC14)
  • Romance (ADC06)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • 2" flat brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #10 flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • lamp (flea market find)
  • beaded fringe (Hobby Lobby)
  • clean white cloth


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Make sure the lamp is clean and dust free. Remove the lampshade.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Escape to paint the entire lampshade. Rinse brush. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the biggest round sections separately using New Life, Legacy, Heritage, and Inheritance. Rinse brush in between and at the end. Use a #10 flat brush and Romance to paint all the pieces in between. Rinse brush. Use the 3/4" flat brush to basecoat the base with Treasure. Rinse brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Romance to paint a wavy border around the bottom half of the lampshade. Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #10 flat brush and Inheritance to paint a line where the Romance touches the Escape all the way around. (Refer to photo.) Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the handle end of the #10 flat brush dipped in Heritage to make random polka dots in the Romance part only. Wipe off handle.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a #2 flat brush and Clear Crème Wax to apply over the lamp stand quickly. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use the same brush to apply Deep Brown Crème Wax over the lamp stand quickly. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. With a clean white cloth immediately wipe back. Once dry, use another clean cloth to buff the lamp stand to a satin sheen.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a #2 flat brush to apply the Clear and Deep Brown Crème Waxes to the lampshade. Rinse brush in between and at the end.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use scissors to cut the beaded fringe to fit around the top of the lampshade.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the fringe.
    Step 10 Example