Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pretty Mod Podge Lamp

Today I have a lamp re-do to share.  This lamp sat on the turquoise dresser which is the first thing you see when you walk in my front door.

I felt it needed more personality so I took out the spray paint and some of my crafting supplies.  I sprayed painted the base of the lamp with primer, then white paint.



I picked Anna Griffin scrapbook paper because of it's girly and fun design.  My lamp shade took four sheets of paper to cover.  The basic rules of Mod Podging are use a thin layer of Mod Podge to glue down the scrapbook paper (smooth out any bubbles along the way), let it dry, then coat with another thin layer of Mod Podge. But I don't follow rules very well but it still looks good so I'm not going to harp on the details of the instructions I didn't follow.    

The hardest part about using a cutting board like the one I have is that it's real hard to get very precise measurements.  
If your cutter can handle it, stack your paper so they all come out the same size.  I didn't think of this until later so the sizes are a little off but it's not noticeable enough to bug me...yet.

When working with a pattern be sure to always cut your pieces the same way.  Again, this is when stacking your sheets, to cut, also comes in handy.
Here she is ready for the party.

I also made some changes to that arrangement.  This is what it looks like now.  
Not for long though.  The dresser will soon be moving to the master bedroom.  Decorating; it just never stops!

I am feeling a little under the weather so I will not be posting tomorrow.  Have a wonderful weekend everybody.


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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh it looks great. I love the pattern on the paper. The new arrangement looks great too. But I guess it will be different soon! That little coral pillow is so cute!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

And feel better soon!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Cute lamp! Love the stacked suitcases!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Love the lamp update! And your suitcases are great! The yellow is my favorite!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the lamp looks so ibrant and wondeful and so much more yanet-ish!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that was s'posed to be "vibrant". oops.

Creative Ambitions said...

Looks great!! And love how you arranged it all! Feel better!!!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

What a cute lamp! Great re-do.
I really like the new arrangement, too. I'm sure the next one will look just as good.

Get well soon!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

I love it! and love the new display. Hope you feel better Yanet...don't you know that moms can't get sick!

Life in Rehab said...

GREAT facelift on the lamp! So the master bedroom is getting tweaked next?

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the paper you used! Those stacked suitcases are awesome too:)

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

I'm in LOVE with Mod Podge! Your lamp turned out great! Thank you for your visit to my blog and your sweet comment on my solar light! I'm a new follower!
I grew up in South Florida, Jensen Beach.
Enjoy your weekend!
Sharon

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Awesome. I love this! Here from SNS.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

This is gorgeous!! :) I love it!!

simpledaisy said...

So cute!!!! Great job:)

michelle said...

I love it! It is so bright and cheery! I love your new arrangement on the dresser, which is beautiful btw. The pictures are adorable.
I hope that you are feeling better, I am a bit behind on things lately. Allergies are awful!

Judy said...

That is really beautiful. I love the paper you chose. I am hosting a link party that stays open through tomorrow night at 8pm (it's actually yesterday's post). I would love for you to come and link up this project. Hope to see you there.