The colors that I had to work with/around were white kitchen cabinets, burgundy and beige walls, green and orange accents with chocolate colored furniture. What I found was an interesting ribbon that was my jumping off point.
First I painted the shade lime green using 3 coats (allowing for an hour of drying time between each coat). After each coat I would put the lamp shade on the base and turn the light on so that I could see which areas needed more paint. Then I painted the bottom rim of the shade a burgundy/red clay color and then using glue I attached the ribbon to the bottom of the shade.
A few tips if you are going to try this:
- If your shade is bigger than mine then you may want to use spray paint.
- Most craft paints sold at Jo Ann's or Micheal's are for indoor use. If you are doing this for an outdoor space I would suggest using a type of craft paint called patio paint (see picture).
- If you are doing this indoors I would suggest trying the soy craft paint. You do not get as many color options but there is no odor.