Start Small: I Did Something, I Really Did Something

Cool lamp, lame shade. That must be changed because I am tired of looking at all that white.

Cool lamp, lame shade. That must be changed because I am tired of looking at all that white.

In case you could not tell from my Friday post or my general absence around here, I have been in a bit of a funk. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with all the projects I would like to do that it turns into a paralytic. I look at one project and say “I could do that…but I could also do this. Or this other thing. Or look up other ideas for fun projects…”. Then I fall into the internet and find more and more things I want to do, even though I have quite the long list already. And THEN I get mad at myself for looking and not doing.

Today I did manage to break out of that pattern a bit. I decorated the lampshade on an awesome lamp I have had for about two years. It came with a white lampshade which is pretty much an invite for play time. it almost devolved into waster time because I spent some time searching images for inspiration. But of course there are a billion great DIY lamp shades out there. So I finally just walked away from the computer, gathered supplies that were nearby and dove in.

Shapes so easy a kid could draw them.

Shapes so easy a kid could draw them.

I started with using a Sharpie to draw out a motif I use over and over again. Don’t know why, I just like it.

This is just the beginning of the colors spreading. It has progressed more and more as it dries out.

This is just the beginning of the colors spreading. It has progressed more and more as it dries out.

If I ever get around to “finishing” my living room, I want it to be blue, purple and lime green. So I chose those colors plus a grey and filled in each little shape. And then I added water…

I love my metallic markers so very much.

I love my metallic markers so very much.

…and silver marker.

When it dries, I may add some trim. We will see. The important part is I made something better.

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