Monday, July 11, 2011

I love lamp part deux

So apparently we have some fans of Anchorman!   Thanks for all the quotes, that cracked me up!  And now I want to watch it again.  And it looks like the trim stays!!  Thanks for your help!

I guess I am in my "lamp phase" because I redid another lamp last night.

I have those two milk glass lamps on either side of my couch both with drum shades.  Here is a picture of my sad attempt to add some color to the blah shade.


The other one looks like this...


Ha ha! I had a bigger lamp base but when I moved the milk glass lamp off of my desk to make way for my "new" lamp this was the only shade I had.  So I went out and bought another shade.

Ahhh...much better, but still blah.

I was browsing my own boards on Pinterest, yes my own boards, I tend to forget what I've pinned. :) And I saw this:

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I think I heard angels singing when I saw it.  Ding, ding, ding!!! I could just paint on stripes on my shades!

So I measured my stripes so that they would be even and taped off where it would be white.


Taping was a bit tricky because there were tons of creases.  I did my best to smooth them out so the paint wouldn't bleed through.


I also tried to even out the edge by adding smaller pieces of tape so it would wrinkle.


Next I took my aqua paint and metallic pearl white and mixed them together.


The I started painting.  I was going for a subtle shimmery look but after one coat it was pretty flat.  So I painted on a coat of metallic pearl and before it was dry I added another coat of the aqua and metallic pearl mixture.  Worked like a charm!

Once the paint was dry I pulled off the tape.  I had some bleed through and only one spot that was pretty bad.  I just got out a tiny paint brush and touched up the lines so that they were nice and even.

And here it is...



sigh...I'm in love.  I love the modern shade with the vintage lamps.  And I have finally put something above my couch but I can't show you just yet but with the pillows and lamp it looks awesome, if I do say so myself!  Tonight I plan on finishing the second lamp while watching the season premiere of Design Star!!



party on...

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18 comments:

  1. It's called "jogging." Apparently you just run!! Had to do it!! I love lamp again...it came out terrific and I love how it matches your pretty pillow...

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  2. You are awesome! Those colors are really pretty.

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  3. I have a frame with your name on it that would look so fine on that wall...it's aqua, but I'm not quite sure it's the exact same...see you Friday!

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  4. you already know i love it! but thought i would repeat the sentiment.

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  5. That lamp turned out SO cute!! I love the big chunky stripes - perfect! :)

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  6. OOOOOOOOH!!!!!!! I love it SO much!!! Perfect with the pillows :)

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  7. Can I come steal those lamps?!?! I love milk glass!

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  8. OMG Andi I love it! You should link up to my new feature 'Toot Your Horn Tuesday'. ;0)

    Can't wait to see you Friday.

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  9. I love this lamp! I have a true weakness for milk glass! Love the transformation too. Well done!

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  10. Love it, saw this from Today's Creative Blog and just had to stop by and say...glorious, just glorious!

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  11. LOVE how this turned out. Great job!

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  12. Awesome! Loved seeing the progression. Really liking the stripes!

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  13. The lamp looks so good, the painted stripes give it more character.

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  14. I love this color and the stripe style!

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