I adored the Ikat shades on them and was thisclose to bringing them home with me but I just couldn't commit since I am still so up in the air on the colors. I took the lamp bases home alone and thought that I would try to figure out what to do next. I happened to try out a few of the shades that I have floating around my house and I just loved the way a white shade looked against the blue. So back to Target I went to get some basic white drum shades.
We all know that a trip to Target for one thing inevitably means we get six times as much stuff and you never get what you went for in the first place! I could not refuse a browse down the sale aisle and I found these Threshold coral trimmed medium sized drum shades for $5 each! I suddenly had a stroke of genius! These would be perfect for my blue lamps.
I opted to try something a little different than the usual method of recovering a lampshade.... I decided to try paint! I happened to have a sample of Matte white paint from Home Depot and I used a small art paint brush. Not only did it cover with just one coat, it looks like a beautiful white linen fabric now! In less than an hour, I had 2 white lampshades with coral trim!
Now the big question is whether the coral will stay in the room or not. I have another thought about taking this DIY to the next level. It all depends of the accent color for the Master. But that's another post for another day!