How to Paint Patterns on a Lamp Base

No need for paintbrushes here! There's one special tool to paint even the tiniest details.

All in the Details

This project is a doodler's dream! Why keep a table lamp a solid color when you can create a one-of-a-kind accent? Turn basic into beautiful with just a few materials from your local crafts supplies store.

What You Need

  • Colorful lamp base
  • Glass cleaner
  • Oil-base paint marker
  • Acrylic sealer

Step 1

Clean your lamp base of all dust and oils, then use a paint pen to draw any details you like. Doodle top to bottom to avoid smudging.

Step 2

When dry, seal the look with an acrylic finishing spray.

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