Today’s Going Gold post is yet another SUPER easy project. All you need is a lamp shade, gold craft paint, and a foam brush. You can use a wide or narrow foam brush depending on how large you want your chevron print to be. I used a rather wide brush to create a larger pattern.



For some reason I decided to free hand this project and it actually worked out! I had a few mishaps, but nothing major. It might not be a bad idea to maybe use some tape as a guide, but this is supposed to be an organic approach at a chevron print, so it really doesn’t have to be perfect.

Dab the foam brush into the paint, blot off any access paint on a napkin or paper plate, and press into the shade. I didn’t press very hard because I wanted most of the lines to remain narrow. Repeat this process until you eventually cover the entire shade.  And that’s it! You’re all done:)






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  1. What a fabulous lampshade!! Stopping by to let you know you are the Spotlight Blog of this weeks Blog Hop Social! Congrats! Love that shade!

  2. I love the gold and green! I especially like the free-hand chevron pattern that is not so bulky looking! It looks great!

  3. What a simple but clever technique! I’ve got a lampshade I’ve been wanting to spruce up in some way. Thanks for the great tip.

    Just started following you on Bloglovin’. Cant wait to see more.


  4. That’s an awesome idea. I’ve seen the chevron lamp shade diy with painter’s tape, but I like this a lot better. Using the sponge would give me more control, I feel, to make it unique. Yours looks incredible.

  5. Love it! You have a special talent to free hand this technique. Looks wonderful with the lamp!

  6. This is so unique – I love it… May have to try it on one of my shades they are so hohum boring right now… Found you through Elizabeth and Co. Following you on G+ now…

  7. Love this! Great idea! I’ll have to try it out ASAP. Stop by my Friday’s Five Features this week and link up this post (and others)!

  8. Such great colors and love this design! Pinning this and sharing on FB! I’ve got some lamp makeovers to do in the near future and this definitely has given me some inspiration! Love it!!

  9. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. It makes me so happy to see beautiful creativity linked up!

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  11. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your pretty lamp shade tomorrow on Made in a Day! Congrats! I love all the gold!

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  13. So cute! I saw this featured at House on the Way and had to come over and say how much I liked it! Nice work!

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