Monday Made It: DIY Chevron Lamp Shade

7.15.2013

I have this adorable little lamp in my classroom that has a super cute lampshade on it but since I’m changing my theme…I have to change the lampshade. Have you ever tried googling chevron lampshades to purchase? They are SUPER duper expensive. I didn’t expect it really because of how popular chevron is. I knew that this would be my chance to make my own. It was a lot of fun! Yay for DIY Chevron Lamp Shades!

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Here is what you will need:

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Lampshade $7 at Target

Painters tape (I LOVED Scotch Blue) $5 at Lowe’s

Paint (I really enjoyed the quality of the Martha Stewart brand) $1.99 at JoAnn’s

Sponge roller (or sponge dabbers would work well too) $1 at JoAnn’s

Scissors *not shown*

Paper plate

 

I could not wait to get started on this project. I didn’t measure a single thing. I just started taping and getting after it because I wanted to see the final product. IMG_3349

I think what I love the most is that it’s not perfect and I’m completely okay with that. The lines are not all the same width and the same length but I don’t mind.

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I was a little apprehensive on the paint color. When I first squirted it out on the plate it looked like sky blue but I went ahead with it anyway.

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I started out trying to roll the paint on and honestly it didn’t work that well. I ended up dabbing the paint on. It went on so much better. The reason I chose Martha Stewart’s paint is because it was multi-surface. I’m sure most acrylic paints are too but I wanted to be sure that it would do well. :)

These bubbles you see below really started to concern me but I found a solution. It’s just air. So, I blew on them lightly and they disappeared instantly! And really didn’t hang around as the paint dried. Yay!

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So I only taped one side at a time. I guess I thought it would be easier but let me tell you, it’s not and you’ll get crooked lines. Or lines that don’t match up.

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Here is the final product. Isn’t it great?! :) I love how it turned out.

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And that sky blue color I was so worried about…well, it dried. It dried darker and matches my theme colors almost PERFECTLY! :) (If you didn’t know already, I’m using Schoolgirl Style’s By the Sea theme.)

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2 comments:

  1. ADORABLE! I am getting ready to "chevron" up a rug! :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, that turned out so cute!! I love that color! Great job!

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