Do you all remember how I’ve been searching for some yellow lamps for about, ohhhh, 6 months now to go in my stepson’s room? If you don’t remember or are new here (hello!), I have. And guess what? I never have found any. But the good news is that I did find some lamps I liked at Homegoods several months ago.
Well, I liked the bases. The shade on them is a super light yellow/beige color that I tried to make work in his room. But they still needed a little pop to them because well, I wanted yellow. Not pale yellow. I wanted bright, fun, “hello look at me yellow lamps” yellow.
This photo is a better representation of what color the shades used to be when I bought them.
So I got a wild hair the other day and decided to spray paint them! I’ve never spray painted fabric, but everyone else does it so why not? I looked on the can to make sure it was safe for fabric too. :)
And now enters this…
A beautiful shade of yellow that the awesome Krylon team sent me a while back to try out. I LOOOOOVE Krylon spray paint. Their spray nozzle totally rocks, rotates, and sprays perfectly and evenly. And your fingers don’t ever hurt or get tired. Amazing stuff.
And after I painted them, here they are all bright and sunny. Not sad and pathetic like they were.
Amazing right?? The power of spray paint still blows me away.
Let’s look at them side by side.
Ahhhh. I love spray paint. :)
And here they are in the boy’s room.
I just love the new bright yellow against the teal walls (and the paint color is Behr “Underwater”). It adds so much more spunk to his room.
I still have to accessorize in here but other than that his room is pretty much done. It’s been done for a while, I just haven’t showed it off yet. But I hope to soon so hold me to it! ;)
To get you caught up on my stepson’s room progress, including that wall treatment in the above photo, you can view these posts:
So what do you think of the new yellow lamps? Have you spray painted anything interesting lately? I’m all about spray painting fabric now. :)
ETA: A lot of you are asking how the inside of the shade stayed white and asked if I taped it off or anything. But no, all I did was set the shade on the ground and painted it. There was no residue or anything on the inside of the shade, probably because Krylon’s nozzle is amazing. And the paint took to the fabric perfectly! And dried extremely fast. :)