I was walking by a tall apartment building in NYC and there it was, a discarded avocado colored wood lamp. Solid wood! I carried it home on the train and got busy on this make-over!
First, I sanded down the surface to make it more receptive to paint. I dusted it off too.
Then I choose a light neutral colored paint as my base, a cream. I love it, it already looks happier.
I taped off areas to isolate the arrows. I then choose two colors, red and blue for my arrows.
I did a stencil test of my arrows on a piece of scrap wood.
I then stenciled arrows in various positions, all “shooting” upwards! I think it’s more positive in that direction! I used a very dry brush technique to give it a super handmade, folky look to it. Sort of modern folk, no? Anyway, I covered he entire lamp in hundreds of arrows and splurged and bought a new shade for this found treasure!
And there it is, to brighten my day!