I have given up on Apartment Therapy’s “Style Cure” but not on my living room. You may remember the Salvation Army lamps I have. One of the perks of doing this Wine With Ice blog is letting myself take risks and actually do my DIY and home improvement projects. This morning I searched the web for Green Lampshades. Obviously I found zero in my (very small) budget. I decided to bite the bullet and make my very own Green Lampshades.
A few weekends ago I trekked to the ‘burbs to have lunch with my parents and to purchase some spray paint.
Today I decided was the day I was going to use the green one! I have been hesitating on painting my lampshades because in real life there is no ” alt command z” command… But I realized the crummy shades I am currently using are nothing to write home about, and really it would/should be pretty easy to find cheap neutral replacements. First things first, I tried to clean the shades.
Then I took them to my special spray-painting nook in my upstairs attic.
Then I did a few coats in sweeping motions where I rotated the shades.
Then I took them back downstairs and put them on the lamps. I decided one needed one more coat and took it back upstairs.
All in all, I cannot tell if I did not clean them well enough or if the spray paint caused them to “texture” a little bit.
This was a super simple and super easy DIY project. The easiest (laziest) way to change a space is to add little pops of color. For now, my Green Lampshades are a subtle pop of color that will do until I can afford nice things.