DIY Floral + Ruffle Lamp Shade

One of my favorite crafts to create in a bedroom makeover is a lamp makeover. It’s so easy to find a cheap, bland lamp base and shade and add some embellishments to make them match your décor.

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeoverFor Ellie’s bedroom makeover I started with a plain white lamp & shade. For the rest of the supplies I gathered some hot pink ruffle ribbon and some canvas flowers from Michael’s.

easy lamp makeoverI started by hot gluing the ribbon ruffle trim around the top and bottom part of the lamp shade.

flower lamp makeoverNext I added the canvas flowers. I decided to only use the light and dark blue flowers to match the rest of the room décor. Just three flowers at the top of the shade, and another three towards the bottom.

floral lamp makeoverSuper simple, but love that this now matches the rest of the colorful room!

DIY flower lamp shade makeover

flower DIY lamp shade makeover

DIY lamp shade makeoverAnd if you want to see another lamp shade makeover that was for Ellie, check out my Anthropologie-inspired flowered lamp shade. Still one of my favorite craft projects!

Or my family room lamp shade makeover!

lamp shade makeover

So do you like to match a lot of décor for your kids rooms?
Aren’t lamp shades one of the easiest projects out there?
I foresee more of these in my future ;)

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeover


Plutonium Spray Paint Book Rack

Since we’re living in my brother’s house right now I’m trying to be as organized as possible in the limited space we have. Ellie’s bedroom definitely comes to mind. So last week I found this little magazine rack for $5 and thought it would be fun to upcycle as a place to hold her books.

plutonium spray paint projectFor this project I decided to try out a new spray paint brand, Plutonium Paint. This was another paint I purchased while on my supply run to Red Posie a couple weeks ago.

plutonium spray paint motownWith this spray paint you can switch out the caps so it sprays from really wide to thin detailed lines. Also it dries in 3 to 5 minutes so you can flip your project over and not spend half of the day literally watching paint dry.

plutonium_procaps_back_1080x700And I didn’t even prime the magazine rack. Just went ahead and covered the thing in the bright blue color called Motown to match her new bedroom. No dripping either. This spray paint went on super smooth.

Afterwards I took the book rack back inside and added some details, a little crystal trim that I purchased from Michael’s and then hot glued some blue flowers onto the sides.

upcycled magazine rack

plutonium paint magazine rackPretty cute, right? Not too shabby for a $5 find.

motown plutonium spray paint book rackSeriously crushing on the color.

plutonium spray paint DIY project

upcycled magazine rackIf you want to buy this spray paint, you can order it from Red Posie’s website. They even have free shipping right now! This can of Motown blue will probably last me for 3 small projects (yeah, it covers really well).

And you can see little hints of Ellie’s temporary bedroom in the photo below. I’m getting close to unveiling this one too. Next week I’ll share her IKEA dresser hack!