Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Custom Monogrammed Lampshade

Last week, I completed this lamp makeover for a client. She'd inherited this lamp, but the finishes on both the shade and base had seen better days!

She basically gave me free reign with it, but decided she'd like a monogram on the shade, and that the colors should be neutral.

here is the "before" shot:

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She'd already spraypainted the base white (with intentions of painting it herself).

Here is what I came up with:

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I painted the base of it ivory, then rubbed on brown glaze to antique it a bit (I thought it would go nicely in the crevices and cracks on the detailed bits). For the shade, I spray-painted it a color called "Almond" (by Krylon), then I glazed it in a circular motion. I did about 3 coats of light glaze, to give an almost leathery look. I spray-painted the shade, because obviously you don't want to have brushmarks on a shade, or it will look way too "DIY"! At the end, I hand-painted an "R" on for the monogram. I just free-hand painted it.

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7 comments:

  1. Dreamy - sigh... Destiny

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  2. Too cute! Just one more reason to love spray paint! :)

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  3. Whoa...I can hardly believe it is the same lamp!

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  4. What an awesome article! This custom monogrammed lampshade is indeed amazing. I love its vintage effect. This is priceless. Lampshades are indeed great for interior decoration. One can choose fabulous or simple designs depending on one's purpose and taste. Thanks for sharing this very unique and cool lampshade idea.

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