Initially I wanted to go with an emerald green for the owl but it turned out too dark, so I opted for a fluorescent green spray paint. I covered all areas I didn’t want to paint with painter’s tape. Doesn’t my taping job look cute?
I painted the original wooden finial in the same green. After the lamp and finial were dry (following 3 lightly sprayed coats of paint), I covered both in Rust-oleum Crystal Clear Enamel spray, which made them shiny and will protect the paint.
I used a glue gun to attach the fringe to the shade. A helpful note to tuck in your back pocket about glue guns: buy ones that are low or dual temperature. High temp guns can and will burn the heck out of your fingers.
I didn’t set out to imitate Lilly with the pink and green, but Miss Owl did end up with a Palm Beach kind of feel. Its new resting place will be in Daughter’s room, where it will conjure up thoughts of sun, sand and lime green alligators owls on hot pink pants.