I found this four sided lamp shade at my favorite thrift shop last year and knew immediately what to do with it. This is really too simple for a tutorial, so I'll just post up a few pics. To complete this project I needed the lamp shade, a black permanent marker, craft paint brush, black acrylic craft paint and lyrics from a favorite song.
On two sides of the plain lamp shade, outline the stylized leopard spots freehand with the permanent marker. Fill in with the black paint.
Using your best freestyle script and the marker, write the song lyrics on the remaining two sides. In this case I chose the song, "Imagine", by John Lennon.
The lamp shade side that shows daily depends on my mood or the current style of the room. My thrift shop lamp shade is now a custom lamp shade with personality! (Maybe a split personality?) Hmmmmmmmm :)
This post is linked to: Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple and 100 Ideas Under $100 at Beyond the Picket Fence; join the party!
Update: 5/28/10...... this humble lamp shade redo was featured by Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence! Thank you Becky!