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


Metallic Silver Birds

Do ever just have the urge to spray paint? I get an itch for it all the time, especially when the weather is nice and cool early in the morning… so like 4 days out of the year in St. Louis.

Well the other day I was looking through my collection of spray paints in my basement workshop and found some metallic silver. Never used it before… and not really sure why not. I’m pretty sure I bought it for some project or another… ok, maybe not. I’m addicted to spray paint and I’m a bit of a hoarder. But it was time to give this metallic tone a try.

So I had some $1 birds I recently purchased for a little Spring project that never came about so why not put them to good use with a quick coat of metallic silver spray paint.

metallic silver spray paintI just set the little birds on top of a scrap piece of wood out in the grass and went to town with the silver metallic spray paint.

spray painted metallic birdsAnd about 15 seconds later they looked like this…

metallic silver spray painted birdsI had to turn them a bit once that side dried to make sure paint got into all of the crevices,
but seriously this was a 5 minute project.

metallic silver painted birds

silver metallic spray painted birdsActually I’m quite impressed with how the silver metallic paint actually shines.
And it coated these birds quite beautifully.

silver metallic painted birds

silver painted birds

metallic spray paint $1 birdsI probably could have painted about 25 different little figurines with this can of spray paint, but I stopped at 4. Took everything I had in me not to walk around the house finding other things to paint silver. TRUST ME.

spray painted metallic figurines