I found these for $20 each a month or so ago...and had to dwell on what I was going to do with them. I loved the shape of the bases and the shades, but the color was wrong for our bedroom:
The color was an easy fix. I spray painted them with my oil rubbed bronze paint (all the sudden I can't find this anywhere? Anyone else notice this?). It made a huge difference, but the shades needed something. Usually I cover my shades or add some bling to them, but I wanted to do something different.
It hit me. I used this:
(My large stencil I've used all over our family room.) And this:
(My stencil sponge.) I taped the stencil around the shade a couple times and did this:
Oh good Lord I love it! Here it is lit up:
Oh good Lord I love it more! Hubby's side, just because I love them so:
I used regular paint (the wall color I had leftover) and a little bit of glaze. The glaze is not needed - I should have used more. (I wanted it to be a bit shimmery but it's not.)
Here's a peek at the old ones...
For more stencil fun:
P.S. I am eating a whole bag of popcorn.
P.P.S. Ummm...have you been to Hobby Lobby lately? Seen the Christmas decor out? Umkay. I'm so excited for the holidays I could pee, but seriously?
P.P.P.P.S.S. If you are not watching So You Think You Can Dance this season. GET to your DVR and set it for next week. Oh, how I love this show.