I am guest posting today over at Stay At Home Artist.
Be sure to visit the post and check out my latest project:
I have decided to include the original post here on ASP on how to use spray paint and lace to make a sweet-awesome lamp shade.
I bought this lamp from The Goodwill for $4.99.
After I spray painted the lamp base, it was time to choose what color(s) to spray paint the lamp shade. I experimented with scrap pieces of paper. First, spray a small amount of spray adhesive glue on paper, and lay a chunk of lace over the sticky paper and smooth it down so it sticks.
Then, spray your color of choice over the top of the lace.
I tried a few different approaches:
- I spray painted the paper, then laid the lace down, then spray painted a different color;
- Laid the lace down, spray painted one color (heavy on the paint), and then another color on top of the original;
- And any other variations we could come up with.
This part was really fun. My husband and I loved trying different color schemes with different approaches. Here are a few of the results we came up with:
We ended up choosing color scheme number 3: yellow on the bottom, then lay the lace down, and navy blue on top. The contrast is very fun. (I kept the paper; maybe I will write my mother a note.)
Now that we decided on what colors we wanted to paint the lamp shade, we went to work.
1. Spray the lamp shade with your base color, and let it dry.
2. Spray the lamp shade with adhesive glue and lay your lace over the top. Smooth it down so it sticks well. (FYI: Parts of the lace that aren’t stuck down well will appear blurry when you uncover.)
I loved the way the lamp looked with just the lace on top. If the spray adhesive was more permanent, I may have just left it this way… but I continued on.
3. Spray the top of the lace with your second color.
4. Uncover the lace! Let dry.