In my quest to perfect my Summer Porch, I decided I needed a new lamp!
Although I love my bird lamp, (and he will be back), he did not go with my color scheme!
So, off to Goodwill I went in hopes of finding a lamp for cheap that I could paint!
I scored BIG TIME!!!
I found this wicker lamp base for $6.99 and a lamp shade for $2.99!!!!
As I was pulling things together for the summer look I was going for………
…….remember my inspiration…..
………..I decided the lamp and shade needed a little color!!!!
First, with the lamp shade……..
I started with taping off stripes with painters tape. Be sure to securely press the edges down so the paint doesn’t bleed under the tape. I was not precise about measurements. I just “eyeballed” it.
I used craft paint in the color Blue Ribbon and applied with a sponge brush.
It took approximately three coats for complete coverage. When the paint was dry, I removed the tape!
Next came the base……..
I was getting there but it wasn’t quite complete…….
It needed some finishing touches……..rope!
I just hot glued rope around the top and bottom of the shade.
I tied a simple knot around the neck of the lamp base……
That’s much better!!
The porch is almost done! I just need to stencil the rug and do a little more painting! The full reveal coming soon!!!
Until next time……………….