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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Adding a Little Pop to an Ordinary Lampshade


I've had a lampshade that's been ruined for quite a while now. I have been planning on covering it with fabric (and still do) but the other day it was driving me so crazy finally decided to do a quick fix and paint a big bold stripe on it. Here it is with all the yucky scratch marks.

The first thing I did was spray paint the whole shade in an ivory color. Then I taped it off:

Then I used some leftover paint and painted in the middle (I think it was Revere Pewter).

And there you have it! New life to an old beat-up lampshade!



Have a wonderful evening!


21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the idea! I have some lamps in our MBR that might get a little pop until I can afford new lamps. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Love that! You are always coming up with some great inexpensive solutions that are so fun! I am loving your lamp, did you purchase recently? Thanks for such great ideas :)

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    1. Thanks! No, the lamp is pretty old. I've had it for five or six years now. It's still my favorite lamp though! =)

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  3. Clever and very pretty. I have several beat up shades waiting for new fabric - paint sounds much easier and quick.

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  4. your lamp collection are very beautiful.i like it.
    thanx for sharing us.

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  5. A wonderful Idea! My compliment! Really in the best of taste. Fine.Good job.

    Have a nice week.

    Christine

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  6. Hi Jennifer:

    The lamp is elegant and beautiful. What a simple idea that makes a big difference.

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog. I am so thankful and honored.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Anna

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  8. Love it Jen~ I will have to try this.

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  9. Fabulous! I am sucker for lamps and fixing them up pretty on the cheap. I love how this one turned out :)

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  10. girl - you rock! you inspire me so much.

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  11. Love the lamp also. did you purchase it at JCP?
    Thanks for sharing sooo many great ideas.

    Dee

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    1. I got it at a store in South Carolina almost six years ago. It's by Aidan Gray. I lucked out and got it for 75% off! =)

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  12. What a great idea! So practical and completely transforms the look of the lamp.

    May I ask the pattern manufacturer/name of your dining room wallpaper, please?

    Also, after reading your post on being featured in BHG's Christmas Ideas issue, I immediately bought a copy and was delighted to read your feature; congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Zolane! I originally found the wallpaper in a book at Lowe's but purchased it through American Blinds and Wallpaper online. We get asked quite a bit who makes it and sadly I don't remember. However, Amy at Maison Decor has the same paper in a different color in her dining room and seeing how she got it not too long ago probably know the name of it!

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  13. Great lamp base and genius on the re-do..Love it..

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  14. I love the contrast of the modern stripe with the traditional lamp base.

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  15. Hello, I too am curious about your wallpaper. Not sure if I have the courage to go back to wallpaper, after ripping it all off 6-7 years ago ;) but if I did - I do love your paper as well! Is it silk, textured or just regular wallpaper? Probably your amazing photo editing but it looks different in some photos which made me think that it might be silk...thanks for sharing!

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  16. It is regular (not textured or silk) but the silver has a bit of a shimmer to it!

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