September 21, 2023

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How To Replace Any Lamp – DIY Painted Lamp Shade

3 min read

Hello pals!! I did a diy immediately that I needed to share & it’s one I’ve accomplished many occasions earlier than & I spotted I by no means shared it with you as a result of it’s normally a type of fast issues I do after midnight when the concept strikes me. Properly, this time I documented it in case you wanted some inspiration on how one can replace any lamp that you’ve. Some methods you may replace a lamp: Paint it, use rubn’buff on it, change the lamp shade, & even add some extra particulars to it like a brand new finial. However immediately I’m sharing a approach you may replace a lamp with out spending any extra money & by utilizing spray paint you have already got readily available…


The lamp earlier than:

The lamp after:

Some recommendations on spray portray your lampshade:

That’s proper, I simply spray painted this lamp shade & gave it a complete new look. Now, after all it sounds easy sufficient, however there are some issues to recollect & issues to keep away from:

-Clear the lampshade very effectively 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 actually 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 want to scrub up now, nevertheless it’s fixable!

-When you have a loud lamp shade like me & you’re going lighter, use a sprig primer to assist your subsequent coats & your last shade go on simpler.

-suspend your lampshade up on a field in order that the lampshade isn’t getting something from a desk, storage flooring, or no matter floor you’re portray on on the shade. Every part will wish to persist with it.

-work in very even coats… this can take time! You need your lamp shade to look good once you flip it on as effectively. Heavy spots will present so work in even gentle coats & look forward to it to dry in between. This shade took me two days to do.

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

I used rustoleum spray paint in heirloom white [satin] for this creamy white shade. I added it to my DIY section of my storefront [HERE].  That’s it. So easy actually, however if you happen to didn’t know you could possibly do that, YOU CAN! In fact each shade shall be completely different, each materials acts otherwise, & do that at your personal danger. 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 immediately & each single day to see what we’re as much as! xx

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