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DIY Painted Lampshade

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Turn a plain lampshade into an eclectic decor piece with stencils and fun Waverly Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint colors.
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Supplies

Waverly ® Inspirations Laser Stencils - Décor - Lattice, 12" x 12"
Item #60509E

The 12" x 12" Lattice stencil was created using elements from the Waverly Inspirations Fabric Collection—a beautiful grouping of fabrics that includes bold and rich color palettes paired with timeless patterns. When used with the other products in this collection, the stencil helps to create a tastefully coordinated collection for your home all…inspired by Waverly! Use stencils to add design elements to your home decor projects. The clear material allows you to easily see and align your stencil on your project. The stencils in this collection are offered in several sizes, allowing them to work perfectly on home decor items such as canvases, pillows, furniture and more.


Waverly ® Inspirations Brushes - Stencil Set, 3 pc.
Item #60539E

The Waverly Inspirations Stencil Brush Set is beautiful and functional, making it great for all of your DIY and craft project needs. The three included brushes in this set are designed to make applying stenciled patterns to your projects a snap. The brightly painted wooden handles are comfortable and sturdy; the bristles, made from high-quality nylon or natural bristles, help to spread paint effortlessly. Use with Waverly Inspirations paints for everyday craft and home decor projects. To extend the life of your brushes, clean them while wet with mild soap and water, and reshape bristles while wet.


Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint - Lacquer, 8 oz.
Item #60701E
Enhance your next project with the bright and beautiful Lacquer, reminiscent of the famous lacquerware of East Asian cultures. Waverly Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint is a no-prep acrylic paint formula with a matte chalk finish. Specially formulated chalk works beautifully when layered and is easy to distress. The rich colors chosen from Waverly Inspirations fabrics make it ideal for any home decor project, and the durable formula makes it perfect for large-scale, heavily-used furniture. Use on wood, furniture, walls, craft projects, decorative glass, metal and more! Also works great with stencils. Made in USA.


Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint - Hazelnut, 8 oz.
Item #60709E
Bring rich, delicious warmth to your next project with the luxurious Hazelnut. Waverly Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint is a no-prep acrylic paint formula with a matte chalk finish. Specially formulated chalk works beautifully when layered and is easy to distress. The rich colors chosen from Waverly Inspirations fabrics make it ideal for any home decor project, and the durable formula makes it perfect for large-scale, heavily-used furniture. Use on wood, furniture, walls, craft projects, decorative glass, metal and more! Also works great with stencils. Made in USA.


Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint - Mineral, 8 oz.
Item #60726E
The brown-grey hue of Mineral makes it a great complement to the other colors in the Waverly line. Waverly Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint is a no-prep acrylic paint formula with a matte chalk finish. Specially formulated chalk works beautifully when layered and is easy to distress. The rich colors chosen from Waverly Inspirations fabrics make it ideal for any home decor project, and the durable formula makes it perfect for large-scale, heavily-used furniture. Use on wood, furniture, walls, craft projects, decorative glass, metal and more! Also works great with stencils. Made in USA.


Other Supplies
Drum lampshade and lamp base
Paper towel
Bowl of water
Stencil tape

Instructions

  1. Align your stencil on the lampshade and tape in place.
  2. Choose one color to stencil. Load your stencil brush and then off load paint onto a paper towel to ensure a clean stencil application. Let dry completely. Repeat with each color.
  3. Carefully remove the stencil and reposition and tape the stencil in place. Repeat step 2.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 until all around the shade is complete.
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