Saturday, June 12, 2010

Table Lamp Re-Vamp

Ha ha, I am a poet.  Anyway, in decorating for the new place I realized I had ZERO table lamps.  I priced them out at Target and what-not.  Boy, those things get expensive!  I decided to check out the Goodwill and found a beauty.  It didn't matter what color it was because I wanted to paint it anyway.  I got this one for three bucks!  I used Krylon paint and used a very light spray with multiple coats to ensure a clean even coverage.

I can't find my before picture!!!  Imagine an ugly yellowed lamp here.

I didn't find a shade at the GW, but found one at Target for about five bucks.  I happended to have some 'beach' themed fabric on hand for redecorating my living room.  I used some quick grab glue and glued the fabric in one piece over the shade.  

To finish the seam I just folded the fabric over on itself and glued it down.

Then to finish off the top and bottom edges I hot glued some cotton cording I picked up at Joanns.

Here she is all finished.

I just love the way it turned out!  I wasn't entirely sure I could make my theme happened with sticking to my color scheme, but I think it is turning out great!

I am linking to:

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  1. If you don't know this about me yet, you will now! I love seeing lamp makeovers! There are so many fun ways to do it! This one is very cute! Turned out great! :)

  2. This turned out so cute! I love it!

  3. Wow, that is just too cute! You did great! Thanks for linking up!

    Vanessa @ Craft Envy