My favorite store for all things home decor, stationary, toiletries, etc. opened a new huge 2nd store location right down the street from me and Scarlett and I stopped by as we heard there might be cupcakes involved.;) I would buy everything in the store if I could. Seriously. Thank goodness going to the store means I have to actually get in the car, otherwise I would be in there every day and the owner Barbara might have to ban me from coming in.Read More»
I’m in the final stages of finishing (is anything really ever finished?) my living room makeover. The fireplace is the focal point, and I am trying to downplay the huge TV over it. I have really liked these lamps flanking the TV on the mantel, but the lampshades have not yet come up to speed. Here is what they looked like before I started futzing with them.
I went back and forth between black and cream lampshades. They were $17 from Ikea, so it wasn’t like choosing between a Chagall and a Picasso. I settled on cream because I like the warm glow, but the plainness of them was bugging me.
They needed to be dolled up somehow. I glued some trim on there thinking it was the perfect fix, and then I didn’t like it! Maybe it was the trim I chose, who knows but they still were not working!
So then I thought GLITTER! A bit of glitter makes anything better, and hadn’t I seen Martha Stewart glitter the inside of a lampshade once? Yes, here! Here are the itty bitty teeny tiny sconce covering lampshades that Martha glittered, note the slight variance in size between these and the honking lampshades I was determined to glitter:
So. Initially I was going to glitter the inside of the black shades with red, I love the warm glow the inside of a lampshade gives off when it is red or pink. I would love to glitter the insides of the cream ones, but the color of the glitter would show through and I didn’t want big pink lampshades in my living room, although there is nothing wrong with a huge pink lampshade just not the look I was going for in my living room. So, I got out my big black lampshades and pulled some shades from my glitter color library and the green called out to me, as often green does.;) And away we went.
Here are a series of video clips documenting my glitter escapades:
The final result:
Closeup on the inside of the lampshade:
And here is a closeup on the type of glitter I used, tinsel glitter:
And the final product! On to the next project!!! These look so good I am all up in the insides of all of the lampshades in my house trying to resist myself from glittering the whole lot of them.