How To Replace Any Lamp – DIY Painted Lamp Shade

by Editors Staff

Hello buddies!! I did a diy at the moment that I wished to share & it’s one I’ve completed many instances earlier than & I noticed I by no means shared it with you as a result of it’s normally a kind of fast issues I do after midnight when the thought strikes me. Nicely, this time I documented it in case you wanted some inspiration on how one can replace any lamp that you’ve got. Some methods you possibly can replace a lamp: Paint it, use rubn’buff on it, change the lamp shade, & even add some extra particulars to it like a brand new finial. However at the moment I’m sharing a manner you possibly can replace a lamp with out spending any more cash & through the use of spray paint you have already got available…


The lamp earlier than:

The lamp after:

Some recommendations on spray portray your lampshade:

That’s proper, I simply spray painted this lamp shade & gave it an entire new look. Now, after all it sounds easy sufficient, however there are some issues to recollect & issues to keep away from:

-Clear the lampshade very properly earlier than making use of any paint! Get all of the mud off, hairs, & actually clear it up. I truly didn’t do a fantastic job at this one & you possibly can see each single little particle when the paint is utilized. Use a duster material, a microfiber material, or perhaps a magic eraser or toothbrush to actually clear all of it off. I made the error of not doing this completely as a result of I used to be impatient & I’ve some flaws I would like to wash up now, however it’s fixable!

-When you’ve got a loud lamp shade like me & you’re going lighter, use a twig primer to assist your subsequent coats & your remaining coloration go on simpler.

-suspend your lampshade up on a field in order that the lampshade isn’t getting something from a desk, storage ground, or no matter floor you might be portray on on the shade. Every thing will need to stick with it.

-work in very even coats… it will take time! You need your lamp shade to look good while you flip it on as properly. Heavy spots will present so work in even gentle coats & watch for it to dry in between. This shade took me two days to do.

-Don’t neglect the underside of the shade! This can assist make the sunshine filter extra evenly, clear up the shade, & additionally not have the outdated coloration peek by way of the underside if it’s seen when styled.

I used rustoleum spray paint in heirloom white [satin] for this creamy white coloration. I added it to my DIY part of my storefront [HERE].  That’s it. So easy actually, however if you happen to didn’t know you possibly can do that, YOU CAN! After all each shade might be completely different, each materials acts in another way, & do that at your individual threat. However earlier than you spend any cash on a brand new shade or throw one out, give this a strive. Thanks for stopping by the weblog at the moment & each single day to see what we’re as much as! xx

Supply: Mad About The Home

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