Sunday, September 19

So, i mod podged a lamp..shade!

Allow me to introduce my $2 lamp from my favorite junk store! I've been thinking about getting it for a few wks but i wasn't sure if I needed it...obviously I do ;)
I really don't know whats up with the tape around it edges. But when i took it off the shade was perfectly normal, so maybe they were trying to keep it from getting messed up?

Anyways I decided to paint to base blue...

Then i thought all afternoon about what to do with the shade. I was itching to do a project & i definitely wanted to finish this lamp in one day. So i got the bright idea to use some pretty wrapping paper i got on sale at Target & just mod podge the shade, crazy i know!
I keep forgetting to get some foam brushes so I've been using this foam roller every time i mod podge & it is a pain! But anyways i poured some on a paper plate and rolled it on my shade, doing one section at a time. (mod podge can be a serious mess so its best to do a little at a time) Then I laid the paper down, i wasn't careful about wrinkles because when i was done i gave it a distressed worn look (you can't tell in the pictures) I rolled the top coat of mod podge. I trimmed the edges and let it dry over night.
Ta-Da!!! I need to put some trim around the edges, but i didn't have any I liked at the house so that will have to wait. You may have noticed the base isn't blue...I changed my mind after I had it painted my Ocean Breeze, so i went over it with the cheap-o white kind. I love it :)
I'm not going to lie it was hard to maneuver the paper on the shade the way I wanted but it's holding up really good & it looks like a real shade!


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Gail said...

That turned out really cute! I have some lamps I've been wanting to transform but I just haven't gotten around to it. It's on the list of things to do.

Have a wonderful day.

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

What a great way to cover a lampshade. What a great project. Love the blue color too.

The Penny Parlor said...

Very Cute! I bought some thrift store lamps over the weekend. I might have to try this out!

Diane said...

OMGosh, your lamp turned out sooo cute Ü

Thanks for visiting over at Pittypat Paperie.

theyoungjunker said...

Thanks ladies! If yall try it out send me an email & let me know how it went or a link to your post so i can see!

Chrissie said...

This lamp is wonderful! Isn't it amazing how paint transforms something.I have a lampshade with tape around the edges maybe I will just take it off. Thanks for stopping by my blog!