Thursday, April 24, 2014

My Apartment: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project

Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project

I mentioned on Tuesday that I am attempting more DIY projects. Kimberly of Kimberly Lewis Home sent me a sample of her nautical Set Sail wallpaper. The Set Sail design is available in two colors. I chose the navy and knew right away what I wanted to attempt: a "new" lamp shade. When I added the wooden monogram above my bed I switched out the monogrammed lamp shade I had for a simple white one. I was planning on getting a different lamp shade but the white one worked while I was searching.

Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project
Side note: I love that in the before shot I was reading Insurgent and in the after shot I am reading Allegiant

The Set Sail pattern in navy was perfect for my DIY project-it matches my bedding and the wooden monogram I spray painted navy.

I followed directions from this Better Homes and Gardens article on Projects Using a Roll of Wallpaper.

Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project
Closeup of the design

Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project
Step 1 was tracing the lamp shade in pencil (I rolled it across slowly tracing the top all the way and then the bottom all the way)

Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project
Step 2: cut out the shape. I added a little bit of extra so I could fold it over the lamp shade at the top and bottom

I didn't take a photo of step 3 but I used Scotch Spray Adhesive that I bought at Michaels to attach the paper to the lamp shade. It took a few attempts to line everything up correctly. I highly recommend having a second person help you if you are a perfectionist (I am not).

Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project
Drying in the sun
Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project
The finished product!

Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project

Nautical by Nature: DIY Nautical Wallpaper Lamp Shade Project

I will be doing a giveaway with Kimberly Lewis Home next week so make sure you are following her social media pages!


Please note: I was sent a sample of wallpaper from Kimberly Lewis Home. All opinions and words are my own.

11 comments:

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    1. Simple yet it makes such a big difference! Really stands out against the white wall

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  2. This is such a great DIY!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. Much easier than I thought it would be!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see what you do with the sheet you ordered!

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  4. That came out great!!!!!
    - Linda, ny

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I think it looks pretty good too!

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  5. Great job. It came out awesome!!

    Best, Mree

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    1. Thank you! I am now thinking about what else I want to add the wallpaper to!

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  6. That turned out so perfectly! Great job!!

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