Supplies:
A lamp base, a roll of tin foil and Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint. I picked up the Glitter Blast from Hobby Lobby for $5.00 on sale. You will need to work in a well ventilated area (like outside) and have something to put down under the lamp such as cardboard or a towel. The Glitter Blast works on a variety of materials such as metal, glass, plastic and wood. So really almost any type of lamp base could work. A clean smooth surface works best.

1. Lay out the cardboard or towel. Remove the lampshade and light bulb. Then wrap all the parts of the lamp that you don't want to get paint on such as the bulb socket and cord with tin foil.

2. Lay the lamp down on it's side. Shake the Glitter Blast really well. Working in small light bursts cover the lamp base with the glitter blast spray, holding the spray can approximately 10" to 12" away. This is really runny paint and will drip so it is best to do light layers. Let it sit five minutes before doing another coat. After 20 minutes turn the lamp base over and repeat on the other side. Let set for 20 minutes then turn upright. Do any touch ups if needed.
The Glitter Blast paint is a little tricky to work with. Even after you stop pressing the spray nozzle down it will continue to spray and then sputter to a stop. This paint also comes out very quickly, so a light touch is key. It also doesn't go very far. I used a whole can on this one lamp base and a few extra test sprays. Just a forewarning that if you plan on doing a larger project you might want to load up with multiple cans.

3. After 20 minutes of dry time you want to seal the glitter with a clear coat. I used the Rust-Oleum crystal clear. With the lamp base standing upright, coat it with a few quick light sprays. Let dry for at least 2 hours before handling.

4. So while the lamp base was drying I got to work on the shade. I really like this glitzy wallpaper by Oh Joy
and wanted to replicate it with my beloved glitter puff paint.

You will need your lampshade, a pencil and the 'writer' kind of gold glitter puff paint.

5. Lightly sketch out your design with pencil.

7. Working slowly and from top left to bottom right, trace your pencil lines with the puff paint. Continue on all sides of the lampshade. Let dry overnight before handling.





Even though the Glitter Blast is a little tricky to work with I am very pleased with the result! It is so girly yet chic and modern at the same time. Exactly what I was wanting but couldn't find in the stores (at least in my price range ;) ). It is very sparkly and pretty in person. Just perfect for my newly repainted/redone master bedroom. And for all you wary about the whole glitter thang, it stays put! It does not rub off at all. Which is key in our master because I can't be sending my husband off to work covered in gold glitter... people will be wondering what he does in his free time.

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