There were lots of fun projects this week! Among them was this project, a lamp make-over. This was especially fun to do, because it was a joint effort with my talented friend, Sherry, who dressed up the lampshade, while I supplied the painting.
A project like this can easily be done by anyone. You may already have a stray lamp in your home that you'd like to play with, or if you are a super-shopper, you might just find a bargain at a local store or resale shop.
I snagged this pair when they were on sale, which made their purchase even more enjoyable. The shape of the lampshade caught my eye, and the size was just right for a little girl's dresser of bedside table. But, the color-- green-- was not what I wanted.
A coat of primer gave me a clean slate to work with. Let's use PINK.....its so girly!
You'll want to visit your paint or craft store to look at their selection a spay paint. Chances are there is a color for your project ready for you to use. A can of spray paint makes short work of painting an object with lots of nooks and crannies.
Now we're ready to go. Using the shape of the lamp, I first highlighted some of the detail, then added a few details of my own. But not a lot of painting because I knew the fancy shade would be the star of the show. A few quick flowers, dots and stripes and we're finished.
While I was busy painting the lamp bases, Sherry was in her workroom magically transforming the shades.
We worked separately, not knowing what the other was doing -- only that we each were using pink. I was excited to see what the lamp would look like when we brought the two pieces together. It was a pleasant surpise.
I'm including a few of Sherry's photos from her portion of the project, but please visit her blog to see the all the steps. She's a great teacher!
Any one of these trims would be cute, but only a keen eye for design like Sherry's can pull them together with a wonderful result. And of course a glue gun is a must for this job!
So maybe that lamp you don't have a use for any more, can be given a new purpose in life with a little paint and some trim. Have fun!