How to Paint Glass with Chalk Paint
I wanted farmhouse lamps in my living room but didn't want to pay the high price tag of them ($188-300 for the ones I wanted) so I tried an experiment with these vintage glass lamps. I found them for $14.99 a piece at Goodwill and had to take them home. I had a quart of Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint that would give the distressed chalky farmhouse look I was going for. On the can it says nothing about glass so I wasn't sure it would work.
I just cleaned and dusted the lamps with water and a rag then let them completely dry. Then I took a Annie Sloan paint brush and did a light coat around. You have to dab the paintbrush a lot to get in between all the beautiful details but make sure to get any drips that form. I only did two coats because I wanted that "chippy" distressed look! I haven't sealed them yet but I was informed to use Annie Sloan's clear wax to seal it. But just rubbing my hand on it, nothing is chipping off it's pretty thick. Success!!
Now to find some grey or taupe round lamp shades to top them with!