Is there anything I won’t paint?

I’ve had a thing for lamps lately and picked up these two a few weeks ago at the Rescue Mission thrift store.

The shades that were on them were really yellowish and well…ugly. I’ve been looking for new shades for them but didn’t want to spend more than I spent on the lamps themselves.

As I was cleaning today, I got distracted (hello ADD) and started a little project.  Projects are more fun than cleaning, right?

While I had my ASCP paint out I looked at those lamp shades and thought….why not try it?

Yes I did…I painted the lamp shades ASCP duck egg blue.

I did water down the paint pretty good (probably about 3 parts paint to 1 part water) and just painted it on.

I put the shade back on to see what it looked like and I liked!

Here’s a few tips if you want to try this.

1.  Make sure you paint in even coats – You may need to touch up with the shade on and light turned on so you can see the difference.

2.  When you do put the shade on to check for even painting, don’t mind the smoke steam.  It is just steam from the heat of the light on the wet paint.

The color looks much better against the white lamp than that yellowish icky color it was to begin with. 

Have you painted anything unusual?

Linking to:
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Domestically Speaking Power of Paint Party
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8 thoughts on “Is there anything I won’t paint?

  1. I paint everything too, but I haven't tried painting a lamp shade yet? Yours looks great! I have a lamp shade in my master bedroom that gives the room a sickly yellow cast when the bulb is turned on. I'm going to try to paint it now. Thanks for the great idea!

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