If you remember when we repurposed our kitchen eating area, I purchased a new lamp for the desk and asked for your help in deciding the type of shade to use.
Little did I know that a simple white lamp shade would go thru so many transformations!!!
The original lampshade…..
Many of you suggested covering it in burlap, painting, stenciling, adding various fringes or adornments.
At first, I just wrapped a burlap ribbon around the center…..
……..that didn’t do it for me!
Next, I decided to paint. I thought I wanted the shade darker so I mixed some paint samples I had lying around the house…..
The color was a yummy chocolate ice-cream color…….
This is after one coat. I read that after painting, it is a good idea to place the shade on your lamp and turn it on. Such great advice!! You can see where it needed more paint. I painted my second coat while the shade was on the lamp.
There were still a couple of spots that I just touched up with a small brush.
It still wasn’t right.
I tried adding a magnetic flower…..
and although I loved how my new orchid played off the darker color….
…….it was just too dark even with the bulb on. Even though I don’t need it for task lighting, as I have a ceiling light above, it just fell flat in my book.
What to do now??!!
I decided to just buy a new shade! By this time, I was tired of thinking about it anymore and I wanted something with a burlap feel but also a spring/summer “vibe” to coordinate with my new orchid! This is what I came up with.
$12.99 at a local craft store!
Although I wanted to create some grand project out of a standard shade, sometimes it’s just best to let it go and buy one already done!
Call me lazy but I’m happy with it…….til Fall!!!
Happy Spring Everyone!!!