Utilizing paint so as to add new life to your lampshade is far simpler than it seems to be. If you do not have the creative talent to color a design free-hand, don’t fret — Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas have a straightforward technique that does not require any particular expertise. Begin by making use of painter’s tape to the lampshade in a vertical stripe sample. Should you want a thicker stripe sample than the tape creates, you may at all times use two overlapping items of tape for every stripe. Alternatively, if you would like thinner stripes, lower the tape into thinner strips, and measure the width of every piece so the scale stays constant.
For one thing extra distinctive, it’s also possible to make a crisscross tape sample, which can end in a geometrical triangle design. Earlier than you begin portray, give your lampshade a closing verify to verify the tape sample is organized precisely the way you need it. Once you’re prepared, start portray over each space of the lampshade not coated by tape. As soon as the paint is dry, fastidiously peel again the tape, revealing a stupendous, colourful design in your lampshade.