Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell in New White
It had a good result and the paint is a lovely texture and finish.
What about the vintage lampshade project? I have to admit defeat on that score. I watched several online tutorials and looked at kits, then I bought an old shade and stripped it down. I ordered some self adhesive vinyl from eBay and set to work with my precious vintage fabric piece. Unfortunately it didn't work out - what my son would call an *epic fail*.
I shall consign lampshade-making to the same place that my crochet-fear resides.
Well, I can't afford £50-£80 that handmade shades are selling for, so I gave in and spent some pennies (£10) on this shade from TKMaxx, then added some ricrac braid and a bobble trim.
The shade is probably a tad too small, but I'm quite pleased with it anyhow as it looks nice with my new wallpaper.