I love quick, easy, little things I can do that have big decor WOW factor. Like trading out a ho-hum looking lampshade for one that works magic with the room around it! And sometimes that means not even having to get a new lamp shade! I have a HEAVY Restoration Hardware lamp in my living room that I love… but the lampshade that came with it, not so much! The shape worked great but it was boring! So I painted it… with chalkboard paint. Not only does the shade work so much better with the room, but I can write on it! A two-fer! Here is the “before”…
So much more dramatic!!!!
I have a very neutral living room and love touches of black. Painting the lampshade black works so much better in the room than the boring beige one! I’m thinking of writing on the lampshade at Christmas! So fun!
Today’s post is easy and all about having you think of little ways to change things up in your home! And a lampshade is the perfect place to start!
Here’s how easy it was to paint a lampshade!
I had a flat black chalkboard paint in my paint closet so I thought it might be fun to use that paint! I used a round paintbrush to paint 2 coats of paint on the lampshade!
Here’s how it looks when it is done!
I bet if you looked around your home you could probably find a boring lampshade that could be upscaled with a little paint! Did you know that chalkboard paint comes in lots of colors?
Make a little change that makes a big, big difference! Now, tell me if you have a lamp that needs a lampshade facelift? What color would you use?
You might like to see another lampshade I upcycled. I just covered it with printed burlap! This was amazingly easy too!
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