There was this lamp at Hobby Lobby and it was half off, but I didn't like it. I didn't like the stark white shade or the silver post. But I bought it anyway. You know, it was half off!!! LOL!!
In my "mind's eye", I could see it completely different!
So, did you know you can spray paint a lamp shade? It works just perfectly and is a great way to revive an old, dusty, stained lampshade! But this was brand new and white and I just used a can of spray paint. Looks a bit like burlap.
For the stem of the lamp, I sprayed it black matte, then I hand painted some acrylic turquoise paint and wiped it off before it dried so the black showed through. Next I spritzed it with water, then used Krylon's mirror paint to get the silver look. It is so shimmery and is simply perfect now!!!
The bird below was hot pink! Seriously - neon hot pink. Same technique as the lamp and now I just love it!
I made the sign using my cricut as a template.
Wrapped jute and hot glued flowers to old spindles: (and the mason jar above)
and my little lamp corner is complete!
If you had seen this lamp at Hobby Lobby, would your eye have seen this? Mine did.....and I have to wonder why! Seems these days, I never look at things the way they are....but at how they could become! I simply love living in an artist's world!