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I have always loved the look of Prim. The last several years I've tried whatever Prim crafting projects I could find. I love workin' with wood, sewing, stitchery, really any crafts...I could work on projects all day everyday!! (If life were that easy...LOL)
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Watcha Workin' on Wednesday...

Hello Everyone!!!
It's been awhile since I've posted...but I sure have been workin' on things.
Here's one of the things I'm workin' on now. It's not all the way done...kinda wanted to give ya a sneak peak.
Anyway...I found these 2 shades at the GW for 2.00 each....I've been lookin' for something to change the way my lights above my sink in my kitchen look. I couldn't believe I found 2 of the same. That never happens for me.

Plus, they are the perfect size for my lights

Here's a before look of my windows and lights. Sorry the pic. is so dark...but you get the idea. If you look real close...you can see my UGLY lights under my curtains. Curtains are going too.

Here's the finished shade. I used my Plaid FolkArt Oak stain. I used it as though it was paint. I painted 2 coats of the stain...letting it dry in between coats. Then I made a template to trace my star on to the shade...painted that with the Plaid Apple Barrel Barn Red paint.

Here's a Better pic...(took it at night). I still need to finish my curtains. Hoping to get those done tonight.
I'll post more pics once I get the curtains done too.

Hope ya like my sneak peak!!
Have a Wonderful Evening!!!


  1. LOVE IT!! What a great idea. It looks really nice. Keep the prim ideas coming! :)

  2. Darla,
    Those look awesome!! Great job!

  3. Wow that looks great! What a neat idea!

  4. Great job on the lampshades. They look great!

  5. I can't believe those shades! Awesome! You did a great job on those!!!

  6. Darla those are an awesome redo ! Way to go !

  7. Thanks everyone!!! I sure do appreciate all of your wonderful comments!!!
    This was a fun and easy re-do. I'm eyeing other White shades I have in my house to give them a New look too....LOL


  8. These are so cute! What a smart idea!

  9. Great job on the lampshades, I love it too!

  10. Those are beautiful, LOVE that!!!!!

  11. That was a great idea Darla! They came out great! It's always nice to have a change especially when you can do it for so little!

  12. Thanks everyone!!!
    I too think they turned out Great!!!
    Hoping to get the curtains finished and post the final look.

  13. Oh wow those turned out ABSOLUTELY AWESOME Dar...They look great there too, Cant wait to see your curtains up !!!!! YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON THEM !!! Hugs!!.... Donna

  14. Oh yes Darla, I am loving that new look! What a great idea! I would never have thought to use the stain as a paint! Can't wait to see the curtains to get the finished look.

    Have a delightful weekend~

  15. Those look great ! You did a good job on them . Hugs