Sunday, January 15, 2012

DIY Fail

Dang, friends.  I was trying to be all thrifty and not spend money but it back fired on me.  I should have done some research first before jumping right in.

With the little updating kick I've been on lately around my house, I decided that I wanted white lamp shades for the one in our living room and the two in our bedroom. They were a boring cream color that kind of blended in with the walls.

So I painted them white.  (If you already knew what I wish I would have, a melodramatic "wah wah" noise now would be appropriate.)

Painted lamp shades are in fact the antithesis of what I was going for--brighter lit rooms.  Now I know.

They actually make the room much darker because the light doesn't shine as easily through the shade.

Learn from me.  Don't paint your lamp shades.


Sara @ Life With the Two said...

Thinned paint, sponge painted on is the trick. Many many years ago one of my cousins and I "painted" the lamp shades in our bedroom to go with our blue and yellow motif.

Just remember that without mistakes, we don't really learn anything!