I love it now in it's fresh new color. I also love how the glaze makes all those flutes and the beading really pop out there. Thank you Lesley for sharing such a wonderful idea!!! Now, of course it needed a new shade. What to do, what to do? I thought I might just go with something in burlap, but I ended up with a plain heirloom white shade. I have coveted the Anthropologie shades for a long time. All of them. They're amazing. I'm just not willing to pop for their full price though. So I tried to do a knock off. Here is what I came up with.
I used some ultra fine pigment pens and just tried to draw the flowers similar to the lampshade I loved.
The original lampshades have embroidered butterflys but I just chose to colorize mine with some paint markers. This requires a pretty light touch as they like to "bleed" quickly.
The Graphics Fairy.
I have to say these were fun, really quick little projects. Lesley continually inspires me to run around gathering materials and recreate something she has come up with. I just love that about her!
If you go to visit her now she is working on a Sweet Valentine's Day series of projects. Most of which are now in my que to do!
You just never know when someone will inspire you to try something new!
Have a great weekend!