Monday, October 21, 2013

Day 22: Having a Little Fun With Lamps

Day 22 of my latest series: 31 Days to Transform the Heart of Your Home. If you are just tuning in, you have lots of catching up to do! Go here to have access to the whole series. If you have been following along, first of all thank you. Secondly you are aware that I have been devoting this month to lots of little detailed projects for our kitchen and family room. Today's post is no exception. No siree.

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Yesterday I posted about how we added some lighting inside our bookcases that flank our fireplace. Today I wanted to share a couple of lamps I bought at Homegoods--and then added my own bit of flair. Cuz that's what I do. :)

Here's one of the lamps I started with. Cute but well, plain. You know me, I like color. And I knew I could do better.

So I went to Michaels and bought me some Martha Stewart stencils, foam blotters, and some paint that matched the fabric I used in the cornices, pillows, and bench.

First thing I did was figure out exactly what design I wanted to create and cut out stencils I needed. I tried to leave enough room around the stencil to keep any paint from going over the edge. Then I simply taped it on the shade using some painters tape.

Using my foam blotters, I began stenciling.

I kept going until I was happy with the design.

At this point I was happy.

Fun right? Kind of reminds me of fireworks.

Well I forgot to take a before pic of the second lamp (bad blogger). But it was sort of similar but sort of not. Good description? The shade and base were similar in color but different in texture and design. So I decided to use another stencil from the package but this time just a band. Yes I know it isn't perfect, but I seriously kind of like it that way. Character folks.

Here she is all done up as well. I'm liking them both. 
They add just a little needed color and fun to the room.

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  1. Oh my goodness Susan! Stenciling lamp shades!!! Why have I never thought of that?!! Oh, because I am nowhere near as creative as you, that's why. They're both cute, but I LOVE the first one! Can't wait to see how the rest of the space comes together!

    1. Thanks so much Jamie! It was actually very easy and fun! Wish I could say that for ALL projects!

  2. I just love that first stencil and the colors. I can see it (the stencil) going well in my bedroom.

  3. Thank you very much Felicia!



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