crafty, projects

“Can you paint a lampshade?”

I wasn’t really sure when I suggested this idea to my SIL. She couldn’t find a cute pink lampshade for her new daughter’s nursery anywhere.

I have painted lots of things before, so I suggested…”How about we paint one? Can you paint a lampshade?” We decided to give it a go.

She had purchased a plain white one, but really wanted it to match the girly decor of the room.


Specifically, she wanted pink and bling. So, we bought some pink acrylic craft paint and started painting. I taped off the edges with painter’s tape and began. It took a few coats (the fabric absorbs paint like crazy), but we came out with a pretty cute pink lamp shade. Now, I cannot attest to the longevity of this shade…nor can I suggest leaving it on for hours and hours with a high watt lightbulb in it. Paint your lampshade at your own risk. However, for a lamp that is mostly decorative, this worked like a charm.

She added a beaded border to the edge and there ya have it! Super cute and much cheaper than a shade found in a specialty boutique!

inspiration, my favs

Friday Favorites – kid & baby rooms

So, living where we do – I’ve had to learn to live a little differently. In the States, I loved decorating Zander’s nursery and I didn’t even have to spend that much because of sales, inexpensive stores & so many do-it-yourself projects. Here in Mexico, childrens’ items are expensive. Decorating your nursery doesn’t mean hopping over to Hobby Lobby (because there isn’t one) or whipping something up (because supplies are hard to find). So, I’ve learned to be ok with simplicity.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t love a really beautiful nursery or a great kids room. Here are some of the ones I’ve been pining over admiring.

 

Tripp’s Room from Hope, Longing and Life at Hyphen Interiors

I love the bright, fun red of this room. The alphabet wall is my favorite part.

 

 

Hannah’s Vintage Nursery from Lemon Tree Creations

Oh, if I ever have a girl. I love that this is not your typical pink girls’ room. The blue, yellow & grey is so cute.
the homemade sunshine artwork is adorable...and I love the doily mobile.

 

Book wall from Frugal with a Flourish

We love books, so I think this floating bookshelf wall is amazing. It’s almost like a huge, colorful wall hanging, but can be used and enjoyed for years to come.

 

For now, this is what my kiddo’s rooms look like:

 

 

Yes, they need help.