Aren't random crafts the BEST! My boring lamps had been bothering me for some time. I love the shape of the base and added the drum shades a couple years ago. But, I was bored.
I stumbled across a blog where she had used vinyl decals to make a monogram. I tried in vain to find it today. I ended up improvising.
I could not find a J that I liked that matched our other initials. So I ended up using two different fonts. Shhh!
I typed up each letter in Word and printed them out individually. Ok, now what.
They were too thin to cut out and trace.
On accident, I figured it out.
As I was carrying the shade and the J, it slipped and the J went inside the shade. Light bulb! So I taped each letter to the inside of the shade, held it up to the light, and traced away with a sharpie.
They looks SO good in person. I was going to paint over the sharpie with brown paint but I think they look so good as is. They look vintage as if they were silk screened on many moons ago. Yay!
PS: Thanks for your help hubby!!!