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.
|Side note: I love that in the before shot I was reading Insurgent and in the after shot I am reading Allegiant|
I followed directions from this Better Homes and Gardens article on Projects Using a Roll of Wallpaper.
|Closeup of the design|
|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)|
|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).
|Drying in the sun|
|The finished product!|
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.