Hand-Painted Lamps & Flour Sack Towels

A few weeks ago I shared a quick tutorial on how to update lampshades, you can see that post here. Today I'm sharing the pair of lamps for those shades. 

Also this is day two for sharing makeovers from the items for the vintage bazaar. You can see the Azores dresser redo here and the mid century yellow credenza here.

Here they are

 I primed the lamps then I painted them in chalkboard paint. I wanted black and I prefer chalkboard paint for a rough flat look. This also helped me with tracing my design by hand using chalk.

 I used small craft brushes to hand-paint the color on.

 The before

and after

 I gave them a modern design.

 Here are the flour sack towels I brought to the vintage bazaar. I took this photo before selling any of them so that I could see which ones were more popular. Some are similar or the same or I only made one of.

I made the display like my card display I made last year. The frames are sturdy and heavy so they don't move in the wind. 

One frame had dowels and the other wire. I used vintage clothes pins to secure them.

I made the wrap around labels on Photoshop. The directions to clean them and the price are on the back. They keep the towels from flapping around in the wind and keep them nicely folded.


 I'm working on the antique hutch makeover for later today. I will be making my way to my booth at Crompton Collective to bring a few pieces of furniture, vintage goods, clay tags and a few of the leftover towels.

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  I will be sharing my hand-painted lamps and towels at these awesome link parties listed here.