Published on March 5th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


"Amber" Kvintett

Materials: Kvintett lamp, pebeo 160 glass paint in paprika and amber, pebeo 160 thinner, sponge

Description: I love the classic shape of the Kvintett wall lamp, but wanted a warmer shade for my living room. So after some research, I decided to sponge paint the exterior of the Kvintett to mimic amber glass. I started by using pebeo 160 glass paint in paprika, mixed 2:1 with thinner, and sponged it all over the shade. You dab it on, and then keep dabbing at it to get it to smooth out.

I concentrated the paint more at the edges. I then dabbed some of the darker amber paint also mixed 2:1 with thinner to the top 2 to 3 inches of the shade. This resulted in a lovely variegated light amber wall lamp that gives off a warm soft light, even with cool cfl bulbs.

~ Jennifer Stuart, Pittsburg, California

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Jules Yap

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One Response to "Amber" Kvintett

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey neighbor! I live in concord…you just gave me a great idea! I have one of those large arc lamps over my couch. the globe is rather vanilla blah…I was going to modge podge leafy cutouts on to it but having never worked with that medium I am kind of nervous about it. then I saw this hack! your lamps look terrific…nice job!

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