Happy Monday everyone! It feels like it has been days since we’ve updated and it doesn’t help that the weekend just flew by! The weather hasn’t been best in Baltimore for most of the week, but yesterday the rain held up and allowed us to fit a few projects into our busy weekend! Why were we so busy? We attended two birthday parties for our younger cousin and “godtwins” (easier than saying twin godchildren-even though I just said it!). And we’re still feeling the effects from those parties! Now I know why I don’t bowl regularly, it is indeed a workout and I think I may have pulled a glute!
Anyway, the project of choice was a lamp. What? No, chair? No dresser? Yes, a lamp sorry to disappoint you all! However, it is a pretty lamp. It started out as a black lamp base as you can see. This makeover involved a few makeovers before we liked the final result.
First, I added some lovely floral fabric to the lampshade to spruce it up. While I LOVE the fabric, it didn’t really fit with the other patterns in the room. It’s a good thing I only taped the fabric to the lampshade, right?
Not to mention, the black was a little too bold for the room! Primer to the rescue! After a coat of primer we spray painted the lamp in Robin’s Egg Blue by Design Masters from Michael’s.
The shade of blue was a lot lighter than we expected, so when all else fails paint it white. Now that the lamp base was white and looking spiffy,
we (Milla) decided to take the makeover a step further and cover the lampshade in lace. I blame pinterest for this result, but at least it turned out great. See!
We couldn’t find any hot pink lace at Joann’s so Milla mixed up some textile and craft paint to achieve this custom color and brushed it on the white lace with a foam brush.
This process can get quite messy, especially if you decide to forgo brushing and just use your hands like Milla, or if you have a cat with no respect for diy. But I guess that’s what happens when you block access to his food bowl by having the entire kitchen floor covered in lace and paint! Sorry we didn’t get a picture in our haste to keep Breeze from destroying the project.
We allowed the lace to dry and put it in the dryer for a few minutes to allow the fabric to cure. Covering a lampshade with fabric is a simple process and it’s even easier with a self-adhesive lampshade purchased from Joann’s. So there you have it! After many makeovers we love the final result and you already know where this lamp is going…yes in a girl’s room!
We’re linking up at these parties.
Coastal Charm- Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Primitive and Proper
Savvy Southern Style- Wow Us Wednesdays
Domestically Speaking-Power of Paint
Handyman Crafty Woman-Wicked Wednesdays
Saved by Love Creations
Shabby Creek Cottage-Transformations Thursdays