Here I am putting the finishing touches on my newly renovated home office and oh my gosh it is looking so good! One of the finishing touches for the room would be a small lamp for additional light at my desk. UMMM… CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY ARE LAMP SHADES SO EXPENSIVE?? Wow, I was yelling all in caps there for a second. But seriously, all I want is a small lamp with a fun shade. Searching here and there and everywhere and they just seemed to be slightly out of my price range and the shades weren’t really what I was looking for.
Then I remember the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle)… well I’m adding a fourth R, RE-PURPOSE!!! I decided to re-purpose an old black lamp I had in the garage without a shade that was in the pile for charity, and painted it champagne color (same as I used on my Homegoods find) and went out and purchased a $7 white shade from Target.
Then it was a matter of figuring out a pattern. I was checking out Katie Gibson’s blog and watched this tutorial by Jones Design Company on how to stencil a wall! YES, she stenciled the entire wall and it was amazing, but I was thinking how I might poke my eyes outs having before I had enough patience to do an entire room. In any case, she provides the most FABULOUS stencil for her wall.
I copied the stencil, pasted it into word and then formatted the size of the template to 3.5 inch tall and printed it out.
Once you’ve traced the entire lamp shade (less than an hour), then its time to paint! I went with a pale bronze craft paint that matched the gold accent from the wallpaper. But think this would look great in any color!