Top Social

.

My Thrifty Lampshade DIY

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
 I guess this Inspire me DIY challenge has me motivated to get my craft on instead of purchasing new items I don't really need...wanted, but did not need!  Im repurposing what I already have and it feels good to know I'm not spending anymore money, thats for sure.
I actually did purchase the pair of lamps for the entryway because we have been in desperate need of light in that area and these were on sale, so I went ahead and got them. The thing is, they came with these peachy pink shades. I wanted them to work, I really did but they looked terrible with the grey walls! It reminded me of the 80's when all my outfits where blush pink florals and I wore them with grey flats....I was so on trend for 1987! 
 
That is why I borrowed the shades from the lamps on our nightstands for the reveal. The black was way better. 
Well, after the reveal the shades had to go back and I was getting ready to look at Target online for two more when I had this thought....I have black paint, why don't I just paint the pink ones.
and thats what I did
Please excuse the bad selfie and red clearance tag still hanging on the lamp..BAH!
But way better, right?! 
(also, the lampshade was still wet, hence the discoloration)
The newly painted shades.
 Even my 9 year old said, "Way better that way Mom" 
Oh and yes, yes, I moved this table back because I've got plans for the dresser but I can't show you all just yet.  
4 comments on "My Thrifty Lampshade DIY"
  1. They look great!!! I just did the same thing a few weeks ago to my white shades.

    ReplyDelete
  2. They look great! Love your entryway. So chic! I too have used paint to fix up some lamp shades for my master bedroom lamps a year or so ago. They still look great and was a very inexpensive way to take care of a problem.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your entry way is beautiful. I just recently spray painted the base of an old lamp that I was going to throw out. It turned out great but I never thought of painting lampshades. Thanks for thr idea.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your entry way is beautiful. I just recently spray painted the base of an old lamp that I was going to throw out. It turned out great but I never thought of painting lampshades. Thanks for thr idea.

    ReplyDelete