I mentioned this project to you when I showed you the quatrefoil stenciled cork board created with Martha Stewart’s new paint line by Plaid. You are going to see a lot of stenciling around here in the coming weeks. For this project, I took an old red hanging lamp I have had for years and made it new using acrylics and stencils. Today I will detail that process…
- Old hanging lamp
- Acrylic paints in desired base coat and stencil colors
- Stencil Spray Adhesive
- Sponge brush
- Stencil brush or sponge applicator
- Clean lampshade, removing any dust/debris
- Paint on base layer using one inch sponge brush. I used a metallic black craft paint for the base coat.
- Once that dries completely, plan your stencil placement. Spray the stencils with the adhesive and place on lampshade. Lightly load your stencil brush and apply paint in a swirling motion over the stencils. This was kinda tricky since the surface was curved, and not supported underneath. My stenciling was not perfect, but I was satisfied.
- Remove the stencils while the paint is still wet. Let dry before overlapping stencil areas, if that is a part of your design. That’s it. Completely new look, with little investment!
Here it is in the room that inspired it. Love it with the doilies!