So, I absolutely love the glass swag lamps from the seventies, but I can never bring myself to spend the $$ on them. The front room in our house is not wired for overhead lighting (go figure) so we have to rely on plug-in lamps. I happened across two fabric swag lamp shades at the local Goodwill for a total of 8 buckaroos and I instantly knew what I wanted to do with them.
I SPiT My Shades!
First, I got my Unicorn SPiT colors out that I wanted to use. I squirted a little of each color into a plastic cup and sprayed a little water in the cups to dilute.
I mixed the Zia Teal and Navajo Jewel together to get a aqua/teal color and started with that color on top of the shades. Working in sections I sprayed the shades with a little water first then brushed and blended the color with a paint brush.
Then I did the same thing with Weathered Daydream in the middle and Midnight's Blackness on the bottom. After a few minutes you get the feel for how much water to spray to get the colors to blend.
I found pendant light kits at Lowe's to hang them up with-although I have yet to hang them in my front room. Ha!
And here are some pictures all lighted up.
So then I had some leftover SPiT in my cups and decided to do some abstract art. Using my paint brushes I just swooshed the colors onto a 16 x 20 inch flat canvas which I lovingly names "80's Rewind" because I am an 80's kind of gal.
And there you have it, a couple of cool swag lamp shades done in the amount of time it would take to watch your favorite movie.
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- Unicorn SPiT Gel Stain and Glaze in One (www.unicornspit.com)
- Hanging Pendant Light Kit (Lowes)
Published March 31st, 2017 1:04 PM
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