Well, we are finally having our first heat wave of the year. Time to hibernate indoors until the sun goes down.
Last night at about midnight I decided I needed a lamp on the bedside table I just finished. Hmmm. The only one I could move into the guest room was brass with a dark green shade. No! Just not right.
I think I get a little daring in the middle of the night. Anyway I decided to paint the lamp aqua. Now what to do about the shade. Well, I read somewhere you can paint fabric with chalk paint. So that's what I did.
Like I said it was the middle of the night so I forgot to get before pictures. The shade was dark green like the one above. And the lamp to the right is very similar to the one I had
I gave the lamp 2 coats of aqua chalk paint. I really like the color and the shape, now.
The lampshade also took 2 coats of paint. I used a small stiff brush to work the paint into the trim.
When the paint was dry I used a stencil with gray chalk paint to add the focal medallion. I was initially concerned that the very dark green fabric would be difficult to hide. But no, the paint completely covered the dark color.
The lamp gives off a nice soft light for bedside the bed. Not too bright and glaring. I have a reading light that is mounted on the wall directly over the bed. So there is need for bright light from this lamp.
Now I just might have to paint the reading light shade to match this lamp. I will have to give that some thought. The fixture is also shiny brass. Maybe I will paint that to match this lamp, also.