How To Replace Any Lamp – DIY Painted Lamp Shade

Hello associates!! I did a diy as we speak that I needed to share & it’s one I’ve executed many instances earlier than & I spotted I by no means shared it with you as a result of it’s often a type of fast issues I do after midnight when the concept strikes me. Effectively, 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 may replace a lamp: Paint it, use rubn’buff on it, exchange the lamp shade, & even add some extra particulars to it like a brand new finial. However as we speak I’m sharing a means you may replace a lamp with out spending any more cash & through the use of spray paint you have already got readily available…

 

The lamp earlier than:

The lamp after:

Some tips about spray portray your lampshade:

That’s proper, I simply spray painted this lamp shade & gave it a complete new look. Now, in fact 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 really didn’t do an amazing job at this one & you may see each single little particle when the paint is utilized. Use a duster fabric, a microfiber fabric, or perhaps a magic eraser or toothbrush to essentially clear all of it off. I made the error of not doing this totally as a result of I used to be impatient & I’ve some flaws I would like to scrub up now, nevertheless it’s fixable!

-You probably have a loud lamp shade like me & you’re going lighter, use a sprig primer to assist your subsequent coats & your remaining colour 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. All the things will wish to follow 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 & await it to dry in between. This shade took me two days to do.

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 This may assist make the sunshine filter extra evenly, clear up the shade, & additionally not have the outdated colour peek by means of the underside if it’s seen when styled.

I used rustoleum spray paint in heirloom white [satin] for this creamy white colour. I added it to my DIY section of my storefront [HERE].  That’s it. So easy actually, however when you didn’t know you would do that, YOU CAN! In fact each shade will likely be completely different, each materials acts in another way, & do that at your personal threat. However earlier than you spend any cash on a brand new shade or throw one out, give this a attempt. Thanks for stopping by the weblog as we speak & each single day to see what we’re as much as! xx