Handcrafted toy lamp

Refurbish an old lamp with added animal figures

A stylish lamp doesn't have to put a big dent in your pocket. Here we show you how to turn an old lamp with a suitable base into a true designer piece in just a few steps. As well as the lamp, you'll need a small selection of toy animals – not forgetting edding permanent spray, of course! The idea is to spray the animals and the lamp base in a single colour. We chose white to create a sophisticated look, but you can work with any colour you like. Even those who are new to spraying will get great results with edding acrylic spray paints. The paint is not only highly opaque, but also quick-drying and extremely durable. To assist you, our Spray Basics section offers handy hints on how to achieve the perfect spraying technique.

Images: „MMOS"

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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Lamp with base
  • Toy animals
  • Masking film or paper to protect your work surface when spraying
  • Protective gloves, breathing mask (optional)
  • Screwdriver for removing the safety ring
  • Hot glue gun
  • A multi-tool for sanding

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