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A little bit of paint goes a long way - Λίγο χρώμα κάνει αρκετά

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As you may know, if you have been visiting my blog, I am a great fan of paint. I will paint almost anything (except for that orange)  with the hope that it will be improved.  So today I decided to share with you a lamp shade redo.

Όπως ίσως γνωρίζετε, είμαι μεγάλη οπαδός του  χρώματος . Βάφω σχεδόν οτιδήποτε (εκτός από το πορτοκάλι), με την ελπίδα ότι θα βελτιωθεί. Έτσι, σήμερα αποφάσισα να μοιραστώ μαζί σας μια ανανέωση για το αμπαζούρ.
As you can see it was a lovely lamp.  But the blue lamp shade looked all washed out and got lost in the room.  Too bland for me. 

Όπως μπορείτε να δείτε ήταν μια υπέροχη λάμπα. Αλλά το μπλε αμπαζούρ φαινόταν παλιό  και χανόταν στο δωμάτιο. Ήταν πάρα πολύ βαρετό  για μένα.
I painted the shade an off white. And to add oomph I painted the borders black.  Now it looks much more regal to me.

Το έβαψα υπόλευκο. Και για να προσθέσω ζωή  έβαψα τις άκρες μαύρες. Τώρα μου φαίνεται πολύ πιο βασιλικό.
Much classier and it looks so nice on top of the black dresser.

Πολύ πιο κλασικο και φαίνεται τόσο ωραίο πάνω στο μαύρο έπιπλο.
Even when lit at night it has a nice warm feel and look to it – almost as if it were a fabric shade.
That is my inspiration for today.  Hope you  like it. 

Ακόμα και όταν φωτίζεται το βράδυ έχει μια ωραία ζεστή αίσθηση και εμφάνιση  - σχεδόν σαν να ήταν από ύφασμα.  Αυτή είναι η έμπνευσή μου για σήμερα. Ελπίζω να σας αρέσει. 
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Wednesday 30th of September 2015

Mary, what a difference a bit of paint can make! I've never dared to paint a lampshade because I thought it would look odd when the light is on but seeing yours I realise I was totally wrong!


Wednesday 30th of September 2015

Pili, I had no problems with it at all. An easy fix that makes a world of difference.


Tuesday 15th of September 2015

Very nice! I agree that it stands out a lot more with the new color.


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

Thanks Sharon, And the black border really helps.

Marie@The Interior Frugalista

Thursday 17th of September 2015

Much better Mary! I'm like you re: painting everything. Mr. Frugalista says that if you stand still long enough at our house, you will be painted.


Friday 18th of September 2015

Just wait, I have sooo many things I want to repaint now, and especially since I discovered chalk paint!! I must be your twin.


Monday 21st of September 2015

Mary, I agree that these little thing make such a difference! I painted a lampshade black, and poked thousands of holes in it with a needle to form an Eiffel Tower silhouette. It was a pain in more ways than one, but I love it still. Please come and share with us at Five Star Frugal again/ Love, Mimi xxx


Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Hello Mimi, it is always so nice to hear from you. Yes, when we pay attention to details, the room comes together. You should upload your Eiffel tower lampshade. I will see you this Friday of course, and throughout the week.

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Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

This looks so nice and cozy!!! I've never painted a lamp shade! What kind of paint do you use Mary? Thanks!


Thursday 24th of September 2015

Hi Katrin, I just used regular craft paint in antique white. I think it was Art Deco. I think you can probably use the acrylic paint that is sold at Lidl too. I love that store because it has affordable craft supplies!

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