It’s that time again. Time to reveal my Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge Project. Our theme for this Sunday’s party is spray paint projects.
When I was deciding what to do for this project, the first thing that came to mind was this lampshade. I found it at a yard sale this summer for $2, but it was pretty plain.
I thought I really scored finding this really nice lampshade…turns out, it’s from Wal-Mart! But it’s still a nice lamp shade. Plus if I ruin it while attempting this makeover, I’ll only be out $2.
Here is how it started:
Here’s the tedious taping in progress…
I made a stencil of sorts and just penciled around the edges onto my shade. Someone’s been eating…goldfish crackers? Those are supposed to be for the kids, mom!
I know it seems like taping this off was so tedious, but it honestly wasn’t too bad and went pretty quickly.
Time for spray paint. Waiting between coats is like waiting for white out to dry…I’m too impatient to wait! But after all that taping , I was very careful this time! I gave my shade three light coats, allowing each coat to dry in between.
Then I pulled off the tape immediately after applying the third coat of paint. Ooh Sharp! Rustoleum rocks!
Here he is with his fancy new look.
I spray painted the lamp last year, but I think it’s too light for the shade. It’ll do for now. I just put this fun Halloween printable in front of it and I’ll decide how I want to update it later.
I printed this last year. I searched high and low for hours (actually I lie, thank you Pinterest!) to find you the link. It’s from Visual Eye Candy and you can see it here.
The frame was gold, I spray painted the mat in flat black and the frame in semi-gloss for contrast.
The shade looks pretty fabulous with my Halloween treasures. I spray painted the branches too.
I found these fun Halloween accessories at TJ Maxx last year or the year before. They have an awesome selection of Halloween goodies.
This little side table is actually a sewing table I scored for $20 at a yard sale. You can see the before and what’s inside here. You might be surprised.
Here’s a peek at what the shade looks like lit up:
It still puts off plenty of light.
Want to see something really scary? Check out this Ernie doll…
It’s scarier than Halloween! The lady at the thrift store gave it to him and he loves it!
Do you remember that mirror project? It was the result of a big fat fail. You can see more here. Part of it was spray painted also!
Here’s what my creative co-hosts came up with for the spray paint challenge. Click the links below the image to see more.
Chalkboard Pumpkins House by Hoff
DIY Spray Painted Spell Books for Halloween The Happy Housie
Beach Wood Spray Painted Frame The Hankful House
Shabby-to-Chic Outdoor Bench Just a Girl and Her Blog
I’m so excited to bring out ALL my Halloween Spookies. (Or as Brennan calls them, “Pookies”)
I haven’t decorated any further than this so far. Outside is where the real fun begins! Did I mention how much I love Halloween?
Hope you like my spray painted shade. I will give his girlfriend, the lamp, a makeover soon too so they’ll make a cuter couple.
In the mean time, don’t forget to come back Sunday at 7:00 EST to link up your spray paint projects, or just to see how creative (or dangerous) folks can get with a can of spray paint!
Check out all sixteen weeks’ themes for our Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge here.