Another option to achieve a new lamp shade color is to use spray paint.This method will work on nearly any fabric, will cover existing patterns, and can be done to make the shade a lighter or darker color. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template As a stay-at-home dad, occasionally I feel the need to reach beyond the realm of diapers and sippy-cups and remind myself of my ultimate survivability. If a tropical storm or hurricane knocks our power out, I will be able to change diapers by the light of my new improvised lamp. In the spirit of “work smarter not harder,” I made the following discovery after Taco Night at our house: For a small amount of drippings, a smaller aluminum can works just fine.Last night’s meatloaf project is my latest excursion into super-masculinity (my wife gave me a few strange looks but I think she understands? I started with the drippings from my Top Secret Meatloaf Recipe. We didn’t have any soup cans available, so I cut an aluminum soda can in half. A larger can would have been a big improvement but remember I was in “Cave-man improvise”mode.3. Note that the pop-top is just turned around to hold the wick (no need for a skewer or to wait for the tallow to harden.) It also works! E.) Instructor, and the study of leadership as an Officer.
The paint dries quickly and I love the smooth finish. I wanted the smooth, ultra matte finish that is achieved without wax.Hang the metal part on a hook over newspaper and let it dry completely.If the color is not as dark as you’d like, you can repeat the dying process as many times as needed to achieve the desired hue.If you want to update an existing lamp shade, there are a variety of methods to achieve the look you want.The best method will depend on the fabric and color of the original shade, as well as the desired look of the new shade. For a solid color that is darker than the shade’s current color, using fabric dye is a simple option.