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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My daughter's room continued and lamp shade tutorial

If you checked out my blog yesterday you will know the dilemma I was having covering a painted border my daughter had in her room.  So... I went to my local Benjamin Moore paint store and told them about my problem covering the border in my daughter's room.  Although the primer I used is usually the one they would recommend, they thought I should try a different, oil based primer.  I bought a "stronger" primer, but in addition to it being stronger, I also had it tinted to the same color as the new wall color.  I am happy to report that after only one coat of the new primer and two coats of paint, the walls are perfect.
Here is a sneak peek of the room.

I have to still decide on window treatments, artwork etc.  I also still need to find her a desk.  I would like to find one on Craigslist and then redo it to fit her room perfectly, but so far I can't find the right desk.


Here is a picture of that feature wall that took me so long.  I haven't decided if I am keeping the bedding or not.  I have a vision of a much fluffier white duvet.  We will have to see.

In the meantime I wanted to share how I embellished a simple lamp shade from target to make it so girly and adorable.

I knew that I wanted something girly done to this lamp shade.  Where did I find my inspiration...in the scrapbooking aisle at Michaels.

These flowers come in multiple sizes and designs.  I also bought pink gingham paper fasteners.  I took the paper fastener and put it through three of the flowers (all of which have holes in the center already).   After that I used my hot glue gun to fasten it to the lampshade.

I then hot glued on the trim and I was done.  Less than a half hour to take a basic lamp shade to something so cute for a little girl's room.

Perfect for reading next to her favorite chair.

I'd love to hear your comments and see any lamp shades you have done.

-Judy


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7 comments:

Vanessa said...

Judy! That is looking so great and I love the little lampshade. Even a non-crafty person like me could do that one! :-) I am especially loving the accent wall and it has gotten me thinking about how I could maybe add some stenciling to my daughter's room or maybe our playroom. The armoire looks gorgeous in there too!
Vanessa

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks fabulous! And I love the lampshade!

Vanessa said...

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Modern Country Lady said...

That is so cute- love the lampshade- and the room is amazing !!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- The room is looking gorgeous! I love the pink and the fun details you are adding to the shade! I actually really like oil based primer other than I end up having to toss the paintbrush after because of the difficulty in cleaning it. The oil based primer does a much better job. Looks like it worked well for you too!! :)

Sabina Bint Benjamin said...

Hi Judy,
Stopped by to return the follow and thank you for stopping by. You did a super terrific job on your darling daughter's room. The embellished lampshade tops things off splendidly. I will be using this idea soon on a couple of old floor lamps my dad is passing down to me ;)

Kaye said...

Super cute!

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