My inspiration is not a Lamp Shade, it is a Chair.
|I just loved the teal color|
The smart and talented Kristy from hypheninteriors painted her chairs, and I loved the idea but I have no place at home for one more chair, not even one. So I kept on looking at those nasty chairs in my garage, but there is no way I can add one chair to my home without making my place crowded.
So after sleepless nights ( yes yes I’m having lately so many sleepless nights after I got addicted to DIY projects) I finally got a good idea: PAINTING A LAMP SHADE. I wanted to try painting fabrics so why not a fabric of a lampshade!
I had this lamp shade for several months, first I wanted to recover it with fabric, but his hexagonal shape scared me so I kept on postponing the project.
So painting it was better and cheaper:
1- I used acrylic paint and since the yellow was so bright I mixed it with off-white latex paint.
2- I watered the lampshade with a wet brush.
|Watering the lamp shade|
3- I painted it 3 coats.
|It was too bright so I added off-white latex paint to tone it down
After one coat of paint
4- I ruffled a ribbon.
5- I attached the ribbon with hot glue, but I’m thinking about removing the top ruffle and just keeping the flower , what do you think?
|I applied silver leaf to the base of the lamp|
Since I loved the way it turned out and how easy it was, one day I will be painting this chair 🙂
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