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:
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!!