It is Timi here today and I will share a quick idea. I am trying to refresh our place at the moment and I came across some ombre home decor ideas that I really liked. I wanted to create something that would coordinate nicely with my current colour scheme. And since we live in a rented apartment I had no intention to spend a fortune on anything.
What you will need:
Regolit lamp shade from IKEA
acrylic paint in your chosen colours
Take the lampshade out of the packaging. Assemble it as per instructions.
I used two shades of turquoise and water them down a bit. Start with the darker colour. Apply the paint in concentric circles. When you think you would like to start applying lighter colour, add more water to the paint.
If you are using two colours like I did, when you are changing the colour make sure that you blend the two colours together. I wanted my lamp to be dark on the bottom and light on the top, but it could be the other way around too.
Tip: Use a very soft brush and dry the lampshade using a heat tool. Since this shade is made form rice paper it gets very soft and easy to tear when when.
The whole project cost me €2.50, that was the price of the lamp shade.