UPDATE! This post was originally written back in 2008.
I realize the styles have changed significantly and my photos are bad! Haha!
Click HERE to see the PROS and CONS of painting a lampshade.
It totally depends on what material your shade is made out of. This post was a faux leather shade, so was not very transparent and worked great. The ones I painted in my bedroom however, were a different story, but I'm still glad I did them.
SAME lamp, SAME shade:
|Can't even remember where I picked up this lamp, but chances are real high it was either a garage sale, Goodwill, found on the curb, or my mom did one of her magic tricks when she comes from Iowa and makes lamps magically appear around my home.|
Well since the den got a makeover, and the log lamp has replaced this one, it was time for it to get a facelift! (Or I just happened to have some white paint out from painting trim and scanned the room to see what else might look good in white. Yup, that's how it was).
|Even the lamp shade got paint treatment.|
|And what possessed me to ever do this? Well, I've been making a pile of rag wreaths for a craft show coming up and had some extra strips and started tying them around the lamp for kicks... and decided it was kinda cute.|