Floor lampshade replacement turning it into a shade lamp

Floor lampshade replacement turning it into a shade lamp

Restoring or replacing yourself with some damaged pieces or items in the house seems to be tedious work, but if you have the patience and creativity you can make unimaginable changes even for yourself. In addition to using our free time in a recreational activity at home that forces us to forget the day to day routine.

If in addition to that we recycle, reuse, give a second life to some household object allows us to save money, giving a new look to that element, while renewing the decoration.

Floor lampshade replacement, to create an eclectic decor.

Take for example a classic Floor Lamp Shade Replacement that we have in the living room, which cost us some money when we bought it, but we are tired of its appearance.

We have three options, 1.- we dispose of that old floor lamp and buy a new one, or 2.- we just dispose of the screen and we buy another, or 3.- Do it yourself the floor lampshade replacement. Well, my advice is to decide on the third option.

In making this decision, we also make the decision to take over the home decor. Upgrade the style, probably going from a classic to an eclectic style, where each element has its own style, but the whole gives a pleasant and cozy feeling to the room.

We begin by painting some walls with light colors, closest to the place where we will place the floor lamp; if it goes in a corner, better and paints the same light color the two walls that form the corner.

Creating a single shade floor lamp with paint.

We will begin by painting with white acrylic paint, the old screen, giving it two or three hands, gently sanding between layer and layer.

With a template made by hand, with the motifs you want, they can be human or animals’ silhouettes or figures. Proceed to paint the motifs on the screen with a gold metallic paint, giving them little strokes with the brush, to leave certain reliefs.

Finally let the screen dry and place it in the lamp, not forgetting to make a small restoration, even with paint to the base.

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