Stencilled lamp shades

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Jen at Tatertots & Jello shared the most delicious tutorial on stencilled damask lampshades today. Rush over to see how incredibly gorgeous it is.

Inspired, I set out to try it for myself.

I cut out this flower stencil, used the tulip paint that Jen used and set to work.



I followed Jen’s instructions to make the paint look more dimensional, but it didn’t work for me (and I paid $10 a bottle for the paint, rats).  Maybe I didn’t put the paint on thick enough?
Anyway, they turned out great otherwise and I love how they have made the lamps look like new.

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  1. These are AWESOME. I love the tree pillow too!

  2. That is super awesome! I must learn to make time for my projects.

  3. Very cute! I think they look great even if they didn't come out the way you envisioned!

  4. They look awesome!!!! Very high end looking! :)

  5. Love your stencil! Who cares about the 3 dimensional part, this looks great!
    I've never stenciled a lamp shade but in my post yesterday you see the striped shade, well I painted that one. Hey, they aren't perfect but I like it!


  6. LOVE love LOVE this Mel! KNUCKLE BUMP! I wish my stencils would turn out as crisp as yours! Do you want to sell me some of yours!?! lol jK! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday!!! Made my day! I will be featuring this of course!
    Have a happy Monday!

  7. I love this! I am a new follower. I hope you'll come check us out and follow along with us too.

  8. That look really classic. It adds drama and a classy feel to the space.


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