Chalk Painted Lamp and a Giveaway

My paintbrush and I were busy again with this little lamp redo for my master bedroom.  Shocking, I know, I painted a perfectly fine, brand new HomeGoods purchase…again.

Here’s the before – I loved the shape of the lamp and the texture of the shade, but the dark wood just wasn’t right for our light and airy master bedroom.
Chalk painted lamp makeover

Luckily I had a quart of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg.  I slapped a quick coat on, did a little distressing, and voila I had a brand new bright and beachy lamp.

Painted Lamp Makeover

It’s all part of my master plan for my master bedroom redo that I’ve been working on.  You can see a corner of my Upholstered Headboard Project (see the full bed here) in the photo above.  You can also sneak a peek at one of my very first blog projects,my DIY Nautical Rope Mirrors (check them out here) that will still be hanging around.

Chalk Painted Lamp Makeover

Stay tuned for more changes in the master bedroom coming soon!

Lamp makeover

OK and now for the giveaway!  My friend Jen from one of my favorite blogs – City Farmhouse is going to be teaching a fabulous e-course once again with a group of amazing bloggers.  This time they are focusing on the Holiday season, I can’t wait to see all the great projects they have been working on!

jenobriencollageFINALWhat do you get if you take the course? 

* Each week you will have amazing videos from the nine teachers.

* There will be 30+ project videos.

These will be incredible videos that include everything from cooking, gift giving and decorating.

*Supply lists and PDFs for each project

*A digital recipe book of the recipes shared in this course

Registration is open NOW and you will have access for one full year after the course begins on Oct. 15th.

You can read more about it here on Jen’s blog.

The great news?  I’m giving away 2 spots in the classes, all you have to do is leave a comment below and I’ll randomly pick 2 winners next week!

Or click on the link below to register on your own for the course, if you hurry it’s only $48 if you get in before August 26, good luck!

To pay for this class simply click below



  1. Patti says

    Lamp looks great. We are on the hunt for items and ideas to fix up our cottage up north. Thanks for the give a way for the class. I do hope I win!

  2. Debbie says

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I love that it is time to start thinking about decorating for fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  3. Betsi says

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to be able to take such a great class! Looking forward to a beautiful fall full of DIY projects!

  4. says

    Would really love to learn how to create beautiful items for the holidays and I think it would be really fun. So much to learn and we are only on earth for such a short time.

  5. susie says

    Your lamp is gorgeous and love the color!!

    Wow, what a fabulous giveaway!!! I would love to win and create beautiful holiday decor!

  6. Sharon says

    Love the lamp re-do…great idea, I will stop passing them up just because the finish is a bit “off”..thanks for the chance at the give away…the classes would be a great diversion while temporarily displaced Into a hotel for a month while unplanned home renovation happening due to a tiny leak in a pipe that has caused a ginormous amount of damage…

  7. Colleen says

    I dream of being able to decorate with own projects. I would love to be able to create personal pieces for my home. Classes would definitely help make that come true!

  8. Lisa S. says

    This is just awesome. I so need to be creative again and am usually too worn out by the time I get home from work to be creative on my own. Thanks for the chance to win this!

  9. Lisa says

    The lamp looks great. Looking forward to seeing the bedroom
    Transformation. :). Thx for the giveaway. Have a blessed day :-)

  10. Anna says

    Love your lamp and blog! I have been looking into painting my lamp since I bought it a year ago, whoops! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  11. Sue says

    Paint makes all the difference!!!! E-courses sound awesome….would love to be entered into the giveaway….and Thanks for your generousity!!!

  12. Pam Ballard says

    So glad to have found you! Following through bloglovin! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway! I would love a chance at it.. Have a wonderful day!

  13. Leslie Horton says

    Love this giveaway! I saw details about this e-course on another website and it sounds great. I’m working up the nerve (resources and research) to start my own blog so the course would be a great way to improve my crafty mojo. Besides my birthday is on the 26th and this would be a great gift. Wink. Wink.

  14. Barbara Bradford says

    I am absolutely in love with what you did to the dark, heavy-looking lamp. It just so fits your bedroom. Can’t wait to see more of your projects. Love the idea of the videos. Sometimes the only way I learn is sort of looking over someones shoulder. It would be perfect to be able to stop, and then hit rewind, when I didn’t understand something. Thanks…

  15. Sam says

    Love any Home Goods purchase! When I’m done being pregnant, I can’t wait to start painting and scuffing stuff up!

  16. Anne says

    Thank you for a great giveaway!! I love the Annie Sloan paints and your lamp looks super. I always love beach inspired rooms as I have a home at the beach to decorate.

  17. Kara says

    Fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Also, loved the lamp! Great tip! I never thought I could paint a lamp with chalk paint, can’t wait to try it!

  18. Sunny C says

    What a Wonderful Giveaway! Thank-You so much for a chance! I would Love to win these classes, so very much. :-)

  19. Joyce G says

    The lamp looks fantastic – I have the same quart at home …. what can I paint with it? :) Thanks for the chance to win the course!

  20. JoLynn says

    I’ve put off doing anything like this because I never feel I have time in my day to be crafty…since I homeschool my children but I’m going to give it a try:). Thank you! Also, I love our lamp and want to start using chalkboard paint. Did you do anyhing to prepare te lamp first? Thanks for your inspiration to just paint something:)

  21. Shirl' Anderson says

    Love the lamp….and the giveaway for the course. You always seem to brighten my day with your creativity! Hope you have a great day!

  22. says

    Great looking lamp…I did one too and so you know I love yours. I would love to be included in your awesome giveaway. Always up for inspiration and DIY!

  23. Cheryl says

    I just found your site….omgosh, I am loving everything I see, my brain is swimming in ideas! I would love the chance to learn more.. thank you! :)

  24. Laura Butcher says

    Sorry I’m a little late…….but have a couple things in my house that I’d like to distress, but am really intimidated with the whole process. Is there anything on your site that covers this topic, maybe some instructions that may give me more confidence? Thanks so much for your help, you’re very talented!

  25. Gloria R, says

    Such a nice give away. I would love to win this as I have “stuff” and I need something to generate a lot more imagination on what I can do with it, :)

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