Painted Chevron Lampshade

Chevron Lampshade

I’ve been holding onto this oddly shaped lampshade for a few years now and I finally got around to sprucing it up. I wanted to bring some color to the shade, so I got out two different types of paint and set to work.

Chevron Lampshade 3

First, I painted the entire shade cloud blue, from Martha Stewart Craft paints. I let the shade dry before adding two, thick chevron stripes in Martha Stewart’s gold metallic paint. I hand-painted the stripes because the painters’ tape wouldn’t stick to the shade — they turned out great, though!

I finished the shade by trimming the edges in gold paint as well.

Chevron Lampshade 4

In about an hour, my shade went from boring white, to minty and gold. I put it onto a stainless steel lamp base and put it in our family room.

Chevron Lampshade 1

I need to get a side table for this room because the itty bitty ottoman looks silly, but the lamp looks darn cute.

Chevron Lampshade 2

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2 thoughts on “Painted Chevron Lampshade

  1. You are just full of inspiration for me today! I’ve been looking for an answer to the very plain white shades in my DS’s room. The bases are black metal, and I really was looking for something I could do for the red accents in his gray and black teenage room. I was thinking stripes, but chevron? All I can say is WOW and thanksgiving

    Teri C

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