A new lease on "light"
If I can remember correctly, this little lampshade was my very first thrift store purchase. About 13 years ago, I walked into a store and this table lamp popped out at me.
Almost literally popped out at me. It was hot pink and the shade was a funny yellowish mustard color. For $2, I couldn't pass it up.
And so began my furniture and accessory revamps.
Everything I could get my hands on would get a new layer of paint, or a new fabric color choice. I think this lamp has been at least 4 different color schemes.
This was the latest, and for some reason the longest color scheme. I really didn't like it once it was finished, and yet it stayed like this for about 4 years. Time flies when your raising kids!
I've painted the lamp shade many colors, but this time around I ripped it apart.
Then grabbed some burlap, cut it into about 1 inch strips and frayed the ends, by pulling a few of the end strands out.
Tied some knots on the end of every other strand of burlap, just for some extra character
Hot glued the burlap pieces to the round wire hoops that were left from the original shade. I did two layers to give it some depth, one layer would show the light bulb alot more.
Now on to the base of the light. I painted it a white for the base color. Then sprayed snow onto it to give it texture for a more worn look. You can find this stuff in any craft store.
I took a brush to random spots to give it unevenness. This process took 2 days to dry. Then I sprayed a gloss finish on it.
I wanted to give it an effect of maybe a little rust
or moss growing on it. So this it what I ended up with. Then I stenciled on some black lettering, it says " LET THERE BE LIGHT" and "love the light"
For a final touch with the shade, I just made some rosettes. By pulling one strand in the middle of the strip half way out, and then the same on the other side of that strand. It gives it tension and it gathers up in a bunch, similar to a rolled rosette. A little more casual looking though...
It's the newest addition to our ever slowly changing bedroom.
Its amazing what a little paint and glue can do!
'til next project,
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