Going Gold: DIY Chevron Lamp Shade

Today's Going Gold post is yet another SUPER easy project. All you need is a lamp shade, gold craft paint, and a foam brush. You can use a wide or narrow foam brush depending on how large you want your chevron print to be. I used a rather wide brush to create a larger pattern.



For some reason I decided to free hand this project and it actually worked out! I had a few mishaps, but nothing major. It might not be a bad idea to maybe use some tape as a guide, but this is supposed to be an organic approach at a chevron print, so it really doesn't have to be perfect.

Dab the foam brush into the paint, blot off any access paint on a napkin or paper plate, and press into the shade. I didn't press very hard because I wanted most of the lines to remain narrow. Repeat this process until you eventually cover the entire shade.  And that's it! You're all done:)






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34 Responses to "Going Gold: DIY Chevron Lamp Shade"

  • Kim~madeinaday
    August 20, 2013 - 9:17 am

    What a fabulous lampshade!! Stopping by to let you know you are the Spotlight Blog of this weeks Blog Hop Social! Congrats! Love that shade!

  • the cape on the corner
    August 20, 2013 - 10:18 am

    I can’t believe you free handed that! looks great!

  • Mary Leigh
    August 20, 2013 - 10:37 am

    I love the gold and green! I especially like the free-hand chevron pattern that is not so bulky looking! It looks great!

  • Julia@Happy House and Home
    August 20, 2013 - 10:44 am

    That looks great and your free hand is impressive! I think I would totally mess that up! LOL. I’m pinning this! Thank you for sharing! Julia

  • Julia @ It's Always Ruetten
    August 20, 2013 - 11:21 am

    So cute! Great job! Looks great with the green lamp!


  • Amy W
    August 20, 2013 - 11:47 am

    What a simple but clever technique! I’ve got a lampshade I’ve been wanting to spruce up in some way. Thanks for the great tip.

    Just started following you on Bloglovin’. Cant wait to see more.


  • Alexis @ Persia Lou
    August 20, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    It turned out lovely! The organic, hand painted look is awesome! Where did you get your lamp base? (I’m your newest follower on bloglovin’)

  • Krista @ the happy housie
    August 20, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    So stunning Amy! I LOVE it… I am so inspired by all your gold touches… am planning to add some gold this fall too:) Thanks for the great technique and tute!

  • Maria@TheBrooklynFig
    August 20, 2013 - 3:32 pm

    That’s an awesome idea. I’ve seen the chevron lamp shade diy with painter’s tape, but I like this a lot better. Using the sponge would give me more control, I feel, to make it unique. Yours looks incredible.

  • Corey @ Tinysidekick
    August 20, 2013 - 5:22 pm

    This looks like something you would find in a fancy store! Love it!

  • Pat
    August 20, 2013 - 6:08 pm

    Love it! You have a special talent to free hand this technique. Looks wonderful with the lamp!

  • Cathy
    August 20, 2013 - 8:32 pm

    This is so unique – I love it… May have to try it on one of my shades they are so hohum boring right now… Found you through Elizabeth and Co. Following you on G+ now…

  • Weiya @ Enjoyer of Grace
    August 20, 2013 - 11:51 pm

    What a beautiful lampshade! Found you through the DiyDreamer’s Linky Party :) Just saw that you’re from the DFW area too. Excited to be following along now!

  • Angela @ CreativeBlossoming.com
    August 21, 2013 - 1:26 am

    I really like your take on chevron—it’s more subtle and textured. Great job!

  • Chelsea
    August 21, 2013 - 7:56 am

    I love this! So adorable!

  • Becca
    August 21, 2013 - 10:08 am

    Love this! Great idea! I’ll have to try it out ASAP. Stop by my Friday’s Five Features this week and link up this post (and others)! diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

  • Ellora @ CreativelySouthern
    August 21, 2013 - 8:35 pm

    Such great colors and love this design! Pinning this and sharing on FB! I’ve got some lamp makeovers to do in the near future and this definitely has given me some inspiration! Love it!!

  • lisa
    August 22, 2013 - 9:53 am

    This is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

  • pandora's box
    August 22, 2013 - 9:54 am

    This is such a great idea – love how it turned out!

  • Kim @ {enjoy the view}
    August 22, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    I love everything about this! The gold paint, the freehand chevrons – the simplicity is the beauty!! Pinning it now!

  • Jennifer Longenecker
    August 22, 2013 - 8:51 pm

    Wow, that really makes an impact and is so super easy! I’m visiting from Live, Laugh, Rowe.

  • Katie @ Made to be a Momma
    August 23, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    This is beautiful! Love the Gold! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party thats still going on!

  • Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less
    August 23, 2013 - 5:07 pm

    I think this is my favorite lampshade makeover I have seen to date! I love the gold and you did a wonderful job on it! It is so beautiful! Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

  • carolyn ~ homework
    August 23, 2013 - 6:50 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. It makes me so happy to see beautiful creativity linked up!

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  • Kiri
    August 24, 2013 - 9:33 am

    I also featured this project in my DIY August lamp roundup. Nice work!

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  • Kim~madeinaday
    August 28, 2013 - 4:10 pm

    Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your pretty lamp shade tomorrow on Made in a Day! Congrats! I love all the gold!

  • Tammy
    August 28, 2013 - 10:06 pm

    I just love this idea I have been wanting to do something with my lamp shade and have thought of a few things…but this is perfect… I have got to do this for sure would love it if you came by and shared this at One More Time Events. http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/08/share-it-one-more-time-party-and.html Hope to see you there!… Tammy

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  • Ali Burtt
    September 2, 2013 - 8:16 am

    So cute! I saw this featured at House on the Way and had to come over and say how much I liked it! Nice work!

  • Laurel Stephens
    September 6, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    I love your chevron lampshade and featured it on Friday Finds today!

  • Hollie
    September 26, 2013 - 8:36 pm

    This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing!

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