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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:
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