Well hello there! The stomach bug has been going around at school so my little one is home with me today. I decided just last week that I wanted to change my lamps in the living room back to a neutral color. The purple was pretty but it limits to what other accessories I can use in the room.
Part One: Lamp Base
Step one: Remove the lamp shade, bulb, and lamp shade hardware. Step 2: Prep the lamp by wiping it down with a damp paper towel and a light sanding. Attach painter’s tape on the bottom and around the cord. Step 3: Lay the lamp on the side and spray paint the bottom edge gold with a few light coats. If you get too close, the paint will crinkle/bubble. If this happens, wipe it off or let it dry and sand off, and paint again. (You can see in the below picture, I got a little too close!) Step 4: This is important! Wait about a week for the paint to cure, then tape off the gold edge at the bottom and socket hardware at the top and spray paint a glossy white. Make sure you do a few light coats again. (So sorry I didn’t take pictures of these steps, I thought I had…)
Part Two: Lamp shade makeover
Step 1: Add trim to a plain lamp shade by measuring ribbon around the circumference of the shade. Step 2: Start at the back seam of the lamp shade and add a little hot glue to attach the ribbon. Step 3: Continue around the lamp shade with the ribbon, adding a little glue dot about every 6 inches. Add as many “bands” as you like. I put two at the bottom and one at the top. Yipee! All done. Here’s lamp one… And lamp two…. The adorable “Hello Spring” print is a free Printable from Sandy Toes and Popsicles. Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon,