Sunday, May 5, 2013

diy lacquer lamp shade...

Hey everyone, hope you enjoyed a sunny spring weekend. Anyone who lives in Colorado and
 has kiddos in spring sports was busy fitting makeup games into their schedule. Remember all
 of our snowy weekends? That was on our agenda, as well as a fun outing with friends to catch
 a Colorado Rockies baseball game. I found time to squeeze in a quick diy lacquer lamp shade.
 It was actually a test, I'm planning to do a larger one, but wanted to try it out first.  


I started with an old metal shade I found in the basement, in my excitement to I forgot
 to take a before photo but it looked exactly like this one I found on ebay...


I simply brushed on one coat of my favorite paint. That's it!



This is what I was practicing up for...

Bravotv.com
 Margaret Donaldson Interiors


Mary McDonald

Are you a fan of the lacquered shades?

The paint review coming tomorrow, I was surprised.


29 comments:

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, wow. I've GOT to get some of that paint! The finish is so smooth and shiny! Love your snappy new shade!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Wow, beautiful!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

SO awesome! i never would have thought of this! looks so chic! and is probably easier to dust than other shades (sorry, there goes the practical side of me!).

Julia Konya said...

Wow, looks awesome. I can't believe you can't see any brush strokes.
I love lacquered shades!

Lori said...

I think they're so sophisticated and pretty. Hmmm... I have a metal shade I'm thinking would be a great candidate. Glad you had a fun weekend!

designchic said...

I am such a fan and can't wait to try!! Love the look!

sharon smith said...

WOW! Now that's what I'm talking about. I can't wait to see the next post.
Sharon

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the look of the shinny shade and the black is very sophisticated!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Fantastic look. Will have to do some "look intos"
This is amazing.

Mrs. DeVore said...

love that look! I've got to try that paint!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love that you shopped your basement. I do love the black lacquer shades. Paining a metal one is brilliant.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It looks great, Pam! The finish looks so glossy and streak-free.

Danielle said...

Love how it came out! Gorgeous! x

Nancy said...

I LOVE lacquered shades and yours looks fantastic! I guess it can't be achieved on any kind of fabric shade that has texture? Looking forward to your experience! Thanks for sharing.
xo Nancy
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Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

LOOOVE lacquered shades! I can't believe how awesome it turned out!!!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

It looks great, Pam. I wish I could find bunch of those metal shades and lacquer them up!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Love the look! I can't wait to see what larger lamp you are tackling next after all those amazing inspiration pics.

An Eye for Detail said...

How easy is that!!! Now, to find a metal shade...

Vel Criste said...

I am now! Thanks for sharing the DIY with us!!!! Have a nice day Pam!

MrsSW said...

Why brush instead of spray?

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful....I have an old brass lamp but it has a dark green shade..I need to try this for sure...what type of brush did you use in order to avoid the brush strokes?....

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Very cool, looks great!

Andrea said...

I'm definitely a fan! Love your test shade. Can't wait to see the real deal!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

I love the look, your shade suits the brass base perfectly, makes it look fresh and modern. Great idea, Pam!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love the high gloss! Have you tried to use it on shades other than metal? I'm very tempted to try it and see what happens ~ :)

Pat

Patricia @Online PhD UK said...

The change from classy to sexy is definitely the current trend. I really find the black lampshade elegant in whatever room of the house. It simply fits in to whatever interior design you’re planning. Anyway, thanks a million for the inspiration! Gotta have one of those! Hope to hear more from you.

Mitchypoo said...

Wow I love lacquered shades and it would be must easier to clean/dust. I love how you spark my interest and inspire me to look at things in a new light.

Linenqueen said...

I just touched up my very used automobile with some brush on black I got for $1 at Michaels. You know the kind of nicks and scratches that time and toil collect, well my car looked worked over. Black is very forgiving and I was generous. I'm quite pleased with the results and I'm glad for your lamp shade. Gold stars to us both. Ann

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

Oh heck yeah! I totally thought there were going to be several steps involved to get it all sassy glossy, but this is awesome! I am totally going to pin this for later. Thanks for sharing!

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