Do you ever have one of those mornings where you wake up before everyone else and feel productive?  Well, that’s the kind of morning I’m having… It seems like I can get so much accomplished when everyone else sleeps!  Now, on to my project…

I have a newfound Love for turquoise!  I’m really digging the pop of vibrant color that it adds- especially during this dreary winter.

Back during the spring I found this table lamp at a yard sale for $1…


It’s cute but I brought it home and just didn’t Love it anywhere, so it went in a closet

and hasn’t come out.  The other day I was looking in said closet and saw it and figured why not paint it- If I screw up it was only $1 anyway.

Now, you all know I’ve had this new fascination in decorating with cable knit sweaters…. So, yep I covered the lamp shade with scraps from a cable knit sweater!


I pulled out the glue gun and went to town!

I didn’t have quite enough sweater to fully cover the shade, but no one sees the back anyway… so it’ll be our little secret!

Then I pulled out the paint and began painting.  I used basic Americana acrylic paint in Desert Turquoise (I paid .99 for it at Hobby Lobby).

Let’s just say it was bright! But I wanted a shabby chic look anyway so I scruffed it up a little bit and added a coat of basic black that I wiped off as I painted.


The black paint settled into the grooves nicely and toned down the bright turquoiseperfectly!  You can see how some of the gold from the original lamp is coming through…which I think is okay… it adds a little depth to it I think!

I decided it needed a little bit of bling!  So I found this old broach in my jewelry box, it was my grandmother’s and it looks perfect!  I never wear broaches so I think this is a great way to enjoy my grandmother’s broach rather than letting it sit in the jewelry box.  This now resides on my desk and brings me joy everytime I look at it!

Now I Love my new turquoise lamp!

Check out my other Winter Sweater projects:

Eat Out Less in 2017

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