Completely by accident, I found myself gravitating toward a bee theme in the nursery. My inspiration came from the fact that we didn’t know what baby George was going to “bee” until the day of his arrival, and I thought a bee motif would work regardless of whether the baby turned out to be a boy or a girl.
The first project I completed with a bee theme was the Honeycomb Alphabet Sampler, and yesterday I shared the Bee Happy Pillow I created to coordinate with the crib bedding. Today I’m sharing the honeycomb lamp I created for the space using an old lamp base I had in storage in our garage and a new drum lampshade I purchased for around $10 at Target.
If you’ve never tried your hand at updating a lamp, you really should. This type of project is so simple to do, and the results are always so dynamic!
To create the honeycomb motif on the lampshade, I used my Silhouette to cut hexagon outlines from contact paper. I then adhered the hexagons to the shade in a grid pattern. After that, I sprayed the shade with three light coats of Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze. I have to thank the uber talented Emily from Decor Chick for giving me the idea to spray paint lampshades. I don’t know why it had never occurred to me to try this before! The little black vinyl bee I cut out using my Silhouette was a last-minute addition, but I really love how it sets things off!
And that’s all there was to it!
What started as this sad little lamp base…
…and a plain white drum lampshade I purchased at Target…
I love it!
Many of y’all have asked when or if I’ll be sharing a full tour of the nursery. I am in the process of putting that post together now, so you can look forward to the full nursery tour first thing Monday morning!
Oh – and a little birdie told me that if you love the fabrics I used in the nursery bedding, you might need to makes plans to stop by for tomorrow’s giveaway. Just sayin’.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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