Friday, February 1, 2013

Stenciled Lampshade

Yesterday I decided to change up my milk glass lamp. You may remember that it looked like this ...


Then we painted the base (not the milk glass) white, rewired it, and added trim to the shade. 


Perfectly fine, I just wanted to make it a little more exciting. So using what I had around the house, I spray painted the shade white, stenciled with my greek key inspired stencil, and reapplied the trim  (minus the green) with grosgrain trim on top.


I like the repetition of the pattern from the pin board to the shade. Repetition is a great way to keep a space cohesive especially when using multiple patterns!

I moved my current desk to make room for the new desk (finished photos soon!) so I took a few photos on the writing desk in the guest room.






So in about 30 minutes (not including spray paint drying time) and zero dollars in new supplies, my lamp has a brand look! Doesn't get much better than a simple update that costs nothing!

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This weekend, we'll be working on finishing the desk for the office and our project for Kristen Duke Photography's February series, decorating with pictures 2013. Check back every day in February for a different contributing post. I'll be sharing a new project there on February 16th, so be sure to check back then!

Hope you have a great weekend!!

9 comments:

  1. LOVE that you painted the brown part of the lamp white! Looks so fresh :-). I am OBSESSED with milk glass!

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    1. I love how bright the white looks too :) Milk glass is a favorite too!

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  2. Looks beautiful. Love the stencil and the color! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Hope you're having a relaxing vacation!

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  3. A lampshade with a print can be so expensive and your zero cost DIY looks fantastic. And you also changed the color of the shade from tan'ish to white with spray paint!!! I have some shades that could use the same spray paint treatment so I'm really curious, by painting the shade did it change the level / amount of light you get from the lamp? I seriously need to consider trying this.

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    1. Hi Robin! Mine has three coats of paint, and it does block the light from coming out of the shade. I would say if you use them for background light and not task lighting the light from the top and the bottom is enough :)

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  4. your stencil work is always so flawless... how do you do it???

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    1. Thank you so much! I think the key is wiping the excess paint off on paper towel before stenciling. Also, pulling away and pressing semi firmly while stenciling helps too! I've been thinking of posting a few videos of me stenciling, so look for those soon!

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  5. i love this idea so much!!! what paint did you use for stencil the lampshade?

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I love hearing what you think! :)

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