Thursday, September 29, 2011

- Painting Fabric

My inspiration is not a Lamp Shade, it is a Chair.


I just loved the teal color
The smart and talented Kristy from hypheninteriors painted her chairs, and I loved the idea but I have no place at home for one more chair, not even on. So I kept on looking at those nasty chairs in my garage ,but there is no way I can add one chair in my home without making my place crowded.




So after sleepless nights ( yes yes I'm having lately so many sleepless nights after I got addicted to DIY projects) I finally got a good idea : PAINTING A LAMP SHADE. I wanted to try painting fabrics so why not a fabric of a lamp shade!


I had this lamp shade for several months, first I wanted to recover it with fabric, but his hexagonal shape scared me so I kept on postponing the project.


So painting it was better and cheaper:


1- I used acrylic paint and since the yellow was so bright I mixed it with off white latex paint.


2- I watered the lamp shade with a wet brush.




Watering the lamp shade


3- I painted it 3 coats.

It was too bright so I added off white latex paint to tone it down




After one coat of paint


4- I ruffled a ribbon.



5- I attached the ribbon with hot glue , but I'm thinking about removing the top ruffle and just keeping the flower ,what do you think?


I applied silver leaf to the base of the lamp



Update: Thanks to you girls, I removed the ruffle just left the flower, Now I LOVE IT











Since I loved the way it turned out and how easy it was, one day I will be painting this chair :)

 

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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up! Love it! Looks like it was always yellow. Great work. I like it with just the ruffled flower, I think. Yay - and I love that chair!

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  2. I like the painted shade! It looks totally different! I think I would remove the ruffle from the top, so that the focus can be on the flower, but it looks good with it too.

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  3. I love the little flower! Very cute :) Just liked your FB page :)

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  4. oooh, the possibilities for lampshades has just opened WAY up!. very cool! And your guest room is just divine.

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  5. Another cute lampshade tut! Yours turned out lovely. :D I did a mod podge with fabric lampshade a couple of weeks ago which ended up with MORE views than my top 4 posts of all time... combined. I'm sure yours will too- it's AWESOME!

    Thanks for sharing while I visiting from the Shabby Nest Linky Party today,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  6. What a great idea! Yours is great! Very good job! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! God bless!

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  7. Awesome tutorial! I would never have guessed they were painted, they look fantastic! I'm visiting from the NJAH linky party, I hope you'll pop by and say hello!

    http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/10/tutorial-tuesday-linky-party-trio-of.html

    I also have a linky party every Tuesday and would love it if you'd link up your tutorial! :) xoxo

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  8. Wow, you got me thinking of all the lamapshades I have stored away. Yours turned out wonderful and I love the flower. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  9. Who would'ave ever thought of painting a lampshade.....? What us bloggers won't do for a quick change, huh? lol! That lamp turned out so stinkin' cute, I can't believe it! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  10. I new though about painting a lampshade, but you may have just started a new trend!

    Thanks so much for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated.

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  11. I would never have thought you could do this! I prefer the shade with just the ruffled flower -- love the colors you used!

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  12. Thank you!! I have 2 lampshades that could really use a good painting! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. What a great way to re-purpose a shade. Thanks for sharing, it looks fabulous.

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  14. Oh how pretty! I'm working on painting one now in a dry brush of ivory on dark green and adding ivory ribbon knotted and draped all over it...we'll see if i flub up lol. love yours. the dry brush is giving it a dull green burlap look.

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  15. very cute! I'm sending this to my daughter, she has two to do, and what a perfect idea. thanks, Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  16. Great job! I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll come check me out over at www.savvyshanty.blogspot.com

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  17. Rasha, just found your blog and I really really like all your crafts and DIYs! So I'm now following you! Hope you visit my place also when you get a chance!
    Love, Olga

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  18. I think it's gorgeous! I loved the ribbon too but either way looks beautiful! I'll be featuring this one!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  19. love this lamp and shade. I am going to give this a try. I can never find the right shade for my lamps.

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  20. This is GREAT! LOve your Blog! Please pop over to our blog and follow us too!

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  21. Great idea!!! I super heart love it and the flower is perfect on it!

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  22. SO Cool. I never knew you could do that with lamp shades! Great job!

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  23. What a BEAUTIFUL lamp!!!! The flower is the perfect touch. I spray painted a shade once but it made the fabric brittle and cracked. I'll have to try your method. And can't wait to see the chair when you're done!!

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  24. I've never thought to paint a old, drab lampshade! What a great idea!

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  25. It looks great in yellow, well done!

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  26. This is so cute! I have the perfect lampshade that I want to paint now!! Found you via Show Me What Ya Got link up :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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  27. The lamp looks great. Love the color! i am seriously in love with the curtains you have the lamp next to. Stopping by from show me what ya got link up.

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  28. LOVE..LOVE..LOVE...THE IDEA!! Just went thru a terrible divorce and I am starting over. I have purchased a lot of lamps at garage sales that are all mismatched. Now I can paint the lampshades very easily to coordinate with each room..THANK YOU!!!!!!

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