Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fun Ways to DIY a Boring Lamp

Happy Saturday everybody!

Okay, for all of you DIY-ers out there, here's a cool project to try out if you want to spice up your room or apartment with a fun home "accessory". Below I've shown some examples of how you can take an ordinary lamp and make them really cute (or cool, or awesome, or whatever) by adding a few extra touches. There are tons of way you can fix 'em up that look great but aren't too tricky and won't leave you with empty pockets. Take a look!

This gorgeous bright teal lamp has been decorated and doodled on using a white Sharpie oil paint marker. Better Homes & Gardens suggests trying out delicate and sweet paisley and flower patterns working from top to bottom on the lamp base. I'm personally in love with this project and would definitely try it out (if only I had the artistic talent, haha)! 

This sweet pink and green DIY lamp shade comes from the fine folks over at Better Homes & Gardens. Here, two different papers, one green (used to make borders at either edge of the shade) and one with a pink and green pattern (used as the main center), are used to create something that is really fun and adds an extra touch of prep to your lovely space.

I found this DIY lampshade project over at the blog Young House Love, one of my favorite blogs to checkout whenever I'm in need of a good idea for a DIY project or just some general inspiration. For this project the young couple that authors the blog took a simple white fabric shade and used some new fabric with an awesome yellow print along with a hot glue gun to make this stunner of a lampshade. You can find the instructions on how to do a similar project for yourself through the link.

Another way to go about dressing up a plain ole' white lamp shade is to paint it using a stencil. Midwest Living suggests using acrylic craft paints for best results. I love the idea of taking a small-to-medium size stencil and repeating it on a shade using varying shades of the same color (as in the example above).

I love this simple and feminine lamp. The bottom of the basic white shade is embellished with delicate handmade mini paper flowers.  Check out the instructions from Better Homes & Gardens through the link.

Okay, that's all for now. Have a great Saturday! Back for more later!

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