Friday, February 11, 2011

~ Shabby Lamp ~

In my last post I showed you a makeover I did on a desk for my office / studio. Well I decided that my desk needed a lamp but I didn't really want to spend any money so I went "shopping" around the house and decided this little lamp would work . The makeover was quick, super easy & cheap (all the materials were left over from other projects...yay!!!)

This is what the lamp looked like before

The first thing I did was spray the base white ~ once it  dried I took sand paper to the edges to get the chippy aged look

Next I took everything off of the lamp shade so that all I had was the wire form (sorry I got carried away and forgot to take a picture of this step... I know I'm such an amateur !!)
Using left over canvas drop cloth I cut strips that were about 1 inch to 1 1/2 wide and then tied each strip to the top of the wire form pulling it tight so it will hold

The next step was tying the ends of each strip to the bottom of the wire form but this time I tied a knot so that the strip would stay in place

 keep going until you work your way around the wire form ~ you can fill it in as much or as little as you want
This is how my  lamp looks now....

If you decide to make one or have made something similar let me know ~ I would love to see it!

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  1. Very nice! I love that lampshade look. I totally want to do it for some lamps in my living room! Now, I'm definitely going to try it out!

  2. Thanks Lauren, Jennifer and Meg. @ Meg - I can't wait to see how they turn out!!

  3. Hello! I found you through A Little Knick Knack. I just love this project. It's so beautiful and SO unique! I have never tried to make over a lamp before, but I need to! Very inspiring. I'm your newest follower!


  4. What an adorable shade!! Great idea! :)

  5. Isn't it fun making over lamps? Thanks for enjoying my lamp makeover too. I love the shade that you did. I'm always afraid to cover my own shade in fear I'll set the house on fire with the covering I make. Yours is so cute I think I may have to get over my fear and try one sometime!

  6. Hi Jennifer. I just replied to you via email, then realized you are no-reply. Anyway, I hope you find some shutters....If you lived anywhere near me I'd give you the other matching two I have...Let me know if you have any luck!

    Also, love what you did with that lamp. It looks especially awesome with the glow of the light.

    Take care,

  7. SOOO cute! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday last week. I am following your blog now. Blessings...

    Saved By Love Creations


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