If you read my posts during the past week, you know I was visiting PAM and HBD. I hated to leave Wednesday afternoon, but it was time.
Before PAM checked into the hospital to receive her shiny new hip, she and I discussed some things she wanted me to paint during my visit. We learned with her first hip replacement that during this go-’round, I might have time for a project or two – or four.
Her words, “Can you bring your Annie Sloan chalk paints and paint a few things while I lay on the couch and say, ‘Ouch’? ”
Ha! Isn’t she funny?
On the to-do list was this linen lamp shade that had yellowed through the years.
PAM kept antique linens and needlework draped over the shade, maybe to help hide the yellow tint.
I tested a small area on the back side with Annie Sloan Pure White. Even with the nice quality of the shade, it’s beginning to split open at the seam. (A little glue will fix that.)
The test worked well, so I continued painting around the shade. The pleats really soaked up the paint and required loading the brush several times per pleat.
When the first coat was dry, imagine my shock to see so many sparse areas. I tried to be so thorough!
Onward to coat #2.
After the second coat, there were spots around both rims that needed attention. Can you see how part of the upper rim area looks sparse?
In just a jiffy, the touch-up was finished. I left it to dry several hours and then put the shade back into place.
It looks so fresh and clean!
Can you see the difference – how the shade is almost the color of the linens now? Mission accomplished.
I look forward to sharing another painting project…and a room reveal, too. PAM calls it the nostalgia room. I call it The Blue Room.
Do you have yellowed lamp shades that could use a coat of chalk paint? Have you ever tried painting a shade? How did it turn out?
I’m sharing the new look for PAM’s lamp at Metamorphosis Monday.