So I got some.
Ok, let me back it up a bit. This dresser turned sideboard in my dining room used to look like this.
I used some rub ‘n buff in gold leaf on these Target lamps and added some black grosgrain ribbon stripes to the shades. I also recovered my fabric covered chalkboard with this leopard print fabric and added a larger chalkboard frame on top. I changed the styling just a little, and I’ve got a little of this going on now.
This angle is a little different than the before and you can see me in the picture- oops! I also decided to change the handles on the top drawers to some fun vintage looking knobs I found at HomeGoods.
I kept the round gold part of the handle and just screwed the new knob right over the top. I love little inexpensive changes that make a big impact.
I’ve been wanting to add some stripes to my home for a while now and this easy lampshade project was the perfect solution.
Before these lampshades were almost invisible against the light color on the wall, now they stand out without overpowering the room.
I may be a tad addicted to rub ‘n buff. Seriously, someone may need to come and pry it out of my hands. I’m holding it rocking back and forth saying, “My precious.” 😉 But seriously is it not amazing what just a tiny bit of that stuff can do?! It totally took these lamps to a whole new level. I really liked them before, but now I’m in love with them!
Oh wait, was that Beyonce I just heard? I could have sworn I heard someone say, “Turn the lights on!”
From Lord of the Rings references to Beyonce, heaven help you all, you never know what you’re going to get over here. 😉
Look how great the new striped lampshades look against the ikat wall.
Neutral doesn’t have to be boring!
So, have you been craving stripes in your life? I’ll be back tomorrow with an easy tutorial on adding ribbon stripes to your lampshades. Happy Tuesday!