Indigo Painted Lamp and Copycat Ikat Wall Prints

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Tomorrow is day three of no school,due to snow.  Therefore, we have had no public school, and no home school in our home.  Three days to get this bedroom finished!  I hope to post the reveal on Friday!  Finally, I can share with you all the final product.  This room has challenged me, and I think it is due to the color palette I chose.  Like I’ve said, I enjoy the warmer side of the color wheel, and that is where my comfort zone is.  Because of that, I’m thinking of adding a warm accent color to the room.  Maybe a salmon-y, terra cotta, coral color?

I did want to share with you today, a few last minute surprises I whipped up!

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I found this lamp on Pinterest, and I searched and searched for the owner of this beautiful indigo beauty!  It looks like Anthropologie to me, but I had no luck there.  If you know where this belongs, please let me know, so I can give credit, where credit is due.

I looked around for lampshades for my two lamps, and found a twin to the navy burlap shades at Pottery Barn, at World Market!  When I set them on my lamps, they were too big.  I then topped them with cheap clearance white shades, and they were too small.  What the heck?  I settled for new lamps with shades.  I found them at Target for $24.99 each, and they have a cool wood grain look.  You’ll see them in the reveal.

But, I still wanted this look.  I took my old lamps into my lady cave, and started playing with one of the old lampshades from that room.  I simply dipped a small brush in acrylic paint and made dots all the way around.  I then, went back with some darker paint , and made dots inside some of the lighter dots.  I was so happy with my practice shade, I decided to keep it, and ditch the natural shade on my diy mercury lamp.

painted_lampshade_on painted_lampshade painted_lampshade_on_desk painted_lampshade_upcloseI also made my knock off PB indigo framed prints.  I found the napkins last week at World Market for $3.99 each, and the frames I picked up at Wal-Mart for $5!   They are pretty cheap, but they had a similar look to the PB frames.

ikat_framed_artI cut my napkin to fit in the paper thin mat, taped down the edges and popped the back on, and voila!  Copycat art!  I saved myself tons of moola!  I also love love love the way they look against the gray wall.

framed_napkin_art indigo_framed_napkin_art indigo_framed_wall_artI’m almost there!  I still have to paint behind my bed and paint my side tables.  I also am in the process of figuring out some window treatments, and unfortunately, they will not be in the reveal.  I promise you though,  I have a thrifty trick up my sleeve!

Whatcha think?