Ok, I know that Chevron has been everywhere and subtly I have fallen under its spell.
I think the affair began with a long and lean black and white maxi skirt, which led to a black and white and Hermes orange binder, which led to the chevron blue and leather shoulder bag and finally without any influence the addiction grew to my daughter and she is addicted as well.
The lamp pictured below is a direct result over the obsessive and somewhat out of control luv of the Chevron, yes did I forget to mention the chevron black,nude and gray swimsuit which was smuggled south of the border and made its journey thru customs and was spotted on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas?
Oy vey! Without further mention this is what remained of a really uber cool Targay lamp base which started out life as a sleek contemporary darkly stained lamp base, was washed in lams wool and polka dotted... but was found, ressurrescted and renamed The Chevrom Lamp for my most oldest and dearest client and college bound lovely.......
The base was prepped and sanded smooth then primed and basecoated with flat black paint.
A square based lampbase colored with black and many coats for the right color base.
A steady hand is required for some stright lines and draw these out in a white penciled stick so it shows up on the black base.I also had to cheat a little because this pattern goes all the way around the lamp base.
When getting a straight and crisp edge I used the green frog tape as a guide.
I also went over the final coats with a very small artists brush to smooth out the lines and make them crisp and straight.
The lamp base after one coat of white and before the edges were touched up.
After the base has been painted and the edges of the chevron are ready to be sealed and topcoated.
The final step was using about 3/4 of a can of Krylon clear gloss protective sparay.Please be sure you use a non yellowing clear spray varnish and not an oil based top coat. All that hard work will turn yellow and not look freah and crisp if you use anything that is not stated as non yellowing!
The completed chevron lamp base complete with top shade and several coats of clear glossy sealer later.TIP: When sealing go in even sprays across the base and let dry overnight before putting several more coats on the base.This will allow for curing and your fresh fingerprints will not show up in the finish.This lamp is headed to college but sitting here on this birds eye maple nightstand,complete with tea cup orchid, Jan BaBarboglio silver cup and white natural sea urchin I may have to sneak this back into the house!
A fun and great project for reusing and reinventing an older lampbase and spending time with your daughter before she flies the coop! Now that is priceless.
If you try this have fun and remember to breathe when going over a straight line.
Have fun and enjoy!