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Autumn Lamp Shade


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Do you need another autumn decoration idea?
One that uses some things on hand?

(yes, sitting next to my little pumpkin from this project.)

How about using that old lamp shade that you’re tired of looking at? Or how about you go and find an interesting one at the thrift store. There’s probably a huge variety there.

And I have to share with you a really great product that I was introduced to. Emily, from Simply Spray found here, contacted me about their great product. They produce a great spray paint for fabrics and upholsteries. Do you know what this means for all of us crafters? We can just spray over an ugly couch fabric or spray some old dingy curtains to match our new decor. Wow. A true time saver.

And I am not being paid for this at all. I was just sent some samples to use and ended up loving them. Mostly because first of all, there was no smelly spray paint odor and secondly, whatever fabric you spray retains its soft touch. It doesn’t leave a crust of paint on the surface of things. It actually soaks in and changes the original color while keeping the soft feel of your fabrics. Strange how that works……but fantastic.

Anyway, I started with this brown paint……..

……..and applied it to this lamp shade, that had a fabric texture to it.

I let it dry completely and then hot glued some fall leaves leftover from this project. I won’t keep this shade on year round……..just for the fall.

But it turned out kind of fun to have a different shade for the season, in a nice and rich brown color. Thanks again Emily and Simply Spray.

Simply Spray products are available in some stores (check their website) or online here.

**There will be more projects using this paint over the next few months. I loved it that much.

Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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