Want custom decor and furnishings without the budget of custom work? DIY is definitely your best bet. We recently moved my daughter’s room from a “baby” room to a “big girl” room. She wanted a ‘girly’ lamp in her room. The only one that I had in the house was a tad on the ugly side. Not ideal for a preschool princess. That’s ok. A little paint, Mod Podge, and fabric can go a long way to turn a regular lamp into a custom lamp for a girly room.
- White Spray paint
- Apple Barrel pink paint
- Gloss Mod Podge
Begin by disassembling the lamp. Remove the shade and tape out anything that should not be painted.
Apply white spray paint to the lamp base. Let dry. Apply enough coats to ensure complete coverage.
Use Apple Barrel pink paint to add accent colors. Let dry.
Use a foam brush to apply Gloss Mod Podge. This gives a nice, finished sheen to the lamp base. Let dry.
For the lamp shade, I applied fabric Mod Podge around the lamp shade. I then wrapped the fabric around it, pulling it very taut. This was probably the most difficult part, and it didn’t turn out perfect, but I was satisfied with the results. I folded under the top and bottom and Mod Podged those ends to the underside of the lamp shade.
A super easy fix to take a lamp from drab to fab!