Hey There! Do you have any old lamps sitting around… just waiting for a makeover? I had one poor forlorn lamp from COLLEGE. Let's just say that was a long time ago. Like (gulp) 20 years. I think I bought it during my Laura Ashley phase. The original shade had sort of a english country pattern. But of course I couldn't afford real Laura Ashley products so it's probably from TJ Maxx. The base has been languishing in corners for years and had a lot of wear and tear. TIME FOR A LAMP REVAMP!
The KRYLON paint was great for this job. You do light coats of paint and they dry fast… it says 10 minutes on the can and I think that's right.
I taped the heck out of the light fixture part and the cord so I wouldn't accidentally paint them. It's always a problem for me!
Let the lamp dry. Using jewelry wire cutters, cut the straight pins in half.
Then carefully print and cut the butterflies out. I was sort of taken with how vibrant the colors are. Thank you so much, sweet Andrea. If you don't know Andrea from The Cottage Market yet… go visit her. She is one of the GEMS of the blogging world. Kind, encouraging and very generous!
The butterflies are different sizes…
So just sort of stick them where you like them with the straight pins.
That's all there is to it. You can gently bend the wings up to give them dimension.
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