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Painted Lamp and Embroidered Shade Makeover

I dropped another made-over lamp and shade at Stella’s in Evanston today. I forgot to take  a before picture of the lamp, it had a great shape but  it was  previously a really obnoxious  shade of bright green. I knew it needed a Painted Lamp and Embroidered Shade Makeover. I don’t have befores, but I wanted to share the after with you.
Painted Lamp and Embroidered Shade Makeover with blue base and white shade

Did you know you can paint a metal lamp base? As long as you protect any of the working parts and the electric parts, you can paint the base.
 I sprayed the base a pretty robin’s egg blue. It took a few coats, but once it dried it looked so much better.  I picked up a plain white shade to go with it because I knew I wanted to so come embroidery.
Embroidered white lamp shade with flowers
I stitched on the shade with embroidery thread. I think it turned out so cute, but my fingers are  a bit sore from pushing the needle through. Note to self: pre-punch holes next time. I used brown and green embroidery thread.


Embroidered lamp shade with colorful flowers
 I had these cute paper flowers I adhered to the shade with a little hot glue gun love. I love how they add a little pop of color to the shade.
Embroidered lamp shade with stitched bird and branch
 I love the colors. I almost wanted to keep it. And I adore the little bird just sitting on his branch.
Embroidered bird sitting on a branch Painted Lamp and Embroidered Shade Makeover
 I think it looks a little Anthro, don’t you? It makes me feel so happy inside to see how the entire lamp and shade are transformed. I almost wanted to keep it.
Flowers on a lamp shade
I know it will find a happy, new home there!

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  1. Gorgeous! I love it! I saw something similar in a store several months ago and took a picture of it with the intention of trying something similar myself. I hope mine turns out half as cute as yours!

  2. You did an AWESOME job! I just love it! I think I sprayed two lamps the same/or very similar color today! Now you’re making me think what could I do to those shades?!
    xo Becca

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