DIY Distressed Wood Lamp Look-A-Like

I have to admit before I even thought of doing this diy with our IKEA lamps, I didn't mind our lamps as they were already, except when I saw the wooden lamps at Target and how beautiful they look in so many different styled homes, I got inspired.

I didn't want to have to go out and buy new lamps and have to find a new space or sell the IKEA ones I already had, which I haven't had for long.  At the time that I bought these lamps I bought them on a whim because we needed lighting and because I really found them suitable for our space at that time.  As our style has progressed in our home and as I'm lightening things up a bit, the new look was inevitable.

Above you can see what lamps from Target I'm talking about.  These were my inspiration for this project.

By the way this technique I didn't just happen to come up with, I did some research and just so happens to have had the easiest technique, so thanks to her, this was easy peasy

I started by cleaning the lamps and prepping my area, covering what needed to get covered and I got started painting with my Rust-Oleum White Linen chalk paint.

Gave them a couple of coats of white linen each.  I let them dry for almost 2 hours, you could probably let them dry over night if you'd like.  

After, I got right into adding dark antique wax with a old lint free towel all around.  

Here is how the IKEA lamps looked before below.

They were a dark bronze color.

Below is how they look now.

Here they are in better lighting.

Overall I think they turned out pretty great and seem to be a better fit, don't you think?

Super easy, without a doubt anyone can literally do this!

Perfectly, imperfect!

Such a huge transformation in a matter of hours, I couldn't love them more.

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