With a little thrift store luck, I found this lamp for $7 and the shade for $2 – so grand total of $9 on both pieces. That price is much better, huh? So let’s turn it into the Pottery Barn inspired Love Letter Lamp.
DIY Love Letter Lamp
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Next coat the base with some glaze (I prefer Ralph Lauren glaze in any tan shade). Lightly wipe off the glaze with a cotton cloth, using a circle motion. Take off small bits at a time, leaving behind enough to give you the level of distressing you prefer. If you want more, then use another layer. Let the entire thing dry overnight.
Just like with these French Script curtains, translate your favorite phrase (mine is from a love note my husband wrote me years ago, hence why I’m calling it the Love Letter Lamp), and print it off, I used this font at 175 point.
Trim your words out to separate them and tape them to the inside of the shade in whatever arrangement you’d like.
Put the shade on a lamp, turn it on, and use a small brush as a pencil to trace over the words with air brush paint <– that kind is THE BEST. If you’d like to add post marks, just use some rubber stamps to make it easy.
Once everything was dry, I put it all together and that’s how I created the DIY Love Letter Lamp.