The baby nursery is a comforting place for both parents and baby. A hand painted lampshade is the perfect finishing touch to some soft lighting in the nursery that is perfect for relaxing nighttime feedings between mom and baby. This hand painted lampshade for the nursery is easy to make and you can coordinate it with any décor in the room. You can complete this hand painted baby nursery lampshade accessory in about an hour.
Hand Painted Lampshade for Nursery: Materials
Coordinating Fabric Paint Colors for Baby’s Room-2 colors or more
Fabric Tape Measure
Hand Painted Lampshade for Nursery Step 1: Begin by measuring the lampshade circumference and dividing the measurement into 20. This will be the size of the stripes for the lampshade. For instance, if the entire lampshade is 10 inches then the stripes will each be a half inch wide.
Hand Painted Lampshade for Nursery Step 2: Mark the sections with a fabric crayon so that you can tape off sections with masking tape. Use the masking tape to tape stripes onto the nursery lampshade.
Hand Painted Lampshade for Nursery Step 3: Begin by painting every other strip in a single color using the fabric paint and the paint brush. The boldest color is perfect for use as the first color on the hand painted nursery project.
Hand Painted Lampshade for Nursery Step 4: Allow the fabric paint to dry thoroughly and then remove the tape from the lampshade. Using another color of fabric paint you can now paint the remaining stripes of the lampshade with the next color. If you have three colors then you will now paint every other white stripe with this color and the remaining stripes will be painted with the final color.
Hand Painted Lampshade for Nursery Step 5: Allow the fabric paint again to dry thoroughly before using the hand painted lampshade. Keep in mind that darker colors when used on this project will create a darker or dimmer light coming from the shade while lighter tones will allow more light to shine through.
Try creating more than one lampshade for the baby nursery. Use a darker tone set to create a very dim light that is perfect for nighttime feedings when bright light is not desired and then create a shade for a lamp close to the changing table for a brighter light that is desired during task times such as diaper changes and dressing. Use light tones to create a shade that will not block the light from coming through in the room.