Building Block Lamp {Boys Week}

Ninja Boy has had the same lamp in his room since he was a baby. There were actually two identical lamps.  It was fine for a new baby boy–soft green lamp in a room painted bright lime green with blue, green, and yellow blocks on one wall. Well, sister came along, and Ninja Boy got to move into a new room painted blue with a couple of walls in stripes of navy, light blue, and white. Since there were two lamps, one stayed in sister’s room and one went with Ninja Boy. Lamp BeforeSince this is Boys Week at In A tickle, we decided his lamp needed a makeover. He loves Legos®, so we decided to try stamping the lampshade with the backs of different size Legos® with red and blue paint.Stamping lampshadeI brushed the paint onto the back of the Lego® and stamped it onto the lampshade. Since the shade was not a hard surface, I had to press from the back side with my other hand in order for the stamp to leave a complete impression. I made a different design on each side of the shade (why make it the same when you can’t see all sides at once anyway). I painted the base of the lamp with the same shade of blue craft paint and sprayed with acrylic finish. Now Ninja Boy has a Lego® lamp to shine over his creations when he gets inspired to create in the dark.Lampshade MakeoverLego LampBe watching in the future for an upgrade to the identical lamp in the girls’ room. My Princess insisted hers be painted too.


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