How to paint a lampshade. If the lamp already has color to it paint it with white primer (Kilz) then use the color of your choice. You can also use stencils easily for a pattern if you use spray paint!
This is the perfect project for my boring white living room lampshade. Brushed with diluted fabric dyes, and then line the shade with silver or gold paper. From Little Green Notebook. I have a lampshade that really needs this