DIY Yellow Ombre Lamp

I am changing out our color scheme in our family room.  My well-loved, long term relationship with red and aqua has ended after 7 1/2 years.  Sad, but true. However, aqua still has my heart so I couldn’t abandon her completely.

We painted the walls a light gray color which really helped lighten the space.  Then I added the new painted striped curtains and now I am moving onto the lamps.  They were red and now with a few cans of spray paint I turned them into some DIY ombre lamps.

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I liked the shape of the lamps and didn’t want to purchase new ones.  So I spent about $20 in spray paint. It is subtle but you can definitely tell the variances of color when you look at them.

Supplies:

fine grit Sandpaper

Spray primer

various shades of spray paint

turn table {optional}

tape

1.  Lightly sand the entire lamp to give it a little tooth so the paint will stick to it.  Tape off the cord and the light socket.

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2.  Lightly spray entire lamp with spray primer.  Lightly sand the primed surface to make it completely smooth.

Here is a 50 second video showing you how I created the ombre effect with 4 cans of spray paint.

 

I purchased some new shades at Target.  The other ones I had for over 5 years and they were looking a little skanky and needed an upgrade anyway.  They have a slight little ruffle on them.

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I love how a few cans of spray paint can completely change the look of anything.

before-and-after-lamp





Comments

  1. This turned out great!! Love the yellow, my favorite.

    Vanessa

    • Thanks so much Vanessa. I love yellow for a pop lately. It used to be red but I have seen yellow used in some classy ways and it won me over.

  2. Love it! And I am actually switching my living room colors to red and aqua/turquoise!
    Mainly with just decor, but I am tempted to paint a wall aqua!

  3. WOW Beckie those are poppin’ sweet. So sunny and vibrant :) Great idea to paint them, the shape is so cute! Happy New Year ~ Shannon

    PS-Thanks bunches for sharing some of my projects last year.

  4. Love, love, love…you just inspired me on a lamp that is in desperate need of some TLC! By the way…love that you actually wrote: skanky! HA!

  5. Your lamp looks great! I don’t think my shaky hands make for good ombre painting, but I do love yours!

  6. I’ve often wondered how to ‘ombre’ something, thanks for the video! Your lamp is beautiful, I will be trying this for sure.
    Debbie :)

  7. Are the lamps glass or porcelain? Would love to see, if you have any, pictures of your aqua/red color scheme.

  8. jen @ Tatertots & Jello says:

    What a cool project. And I love the pop of yellow. I bet it looks so pretty paired with the grey in your home.

    Another amazing project!

    xoxox

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