We are a young couple remodeling our first house...one outdated / ugly thing at a time. This blog documents our remodel projects and ideas.
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3.15.2011

Leftover Makeover

It has been a long day since I drove for 6 hours and then worked too - this won't be a long post. But that doesn't mean that I didn't do a project when I got home. I picked up this lamp at a flea market for $3.
It has a great shape, just needs a little TLC to make it shine. And I knew exactly what to do. Remember the stool that I made over recently? I had enough fabric left over to cover this lamp shade, so that is what I did.

First I taped the cord and socket up with painter's tape. Then I spray painted away the brass to a rich emerald green.

While the lamp base was drying, I covered the lamp shade. I laid out the fabric and sprayed some glue onto it. Then I placed the lamp shade on the fabric and rolled it up like a burrito, making sure to keep the fabric tight and smooth.

After the fabric was around the lamp shade, I trimmed the fabric leaving about half an inch around the top and bottom. Then I used my hot glue gun to glue the extra fabric into the inside of the lamp shade.

Final product:

Isn't it so cute now? Not too bad for $3 and some leftover fabric. However, just like the stool, I need a place to put it. Put this post down on the shortest blog post list - this girl is pooped.

18 comments:

Judy said...

That is so cool. I would love for you to come and link up this post when my Swing into Spring party opens in about 20 minutes. Hope to see you there.

Daiane said...

Nossa não da para acreditar que é o mesmo, virou outro! parabéns

Katie said...

Love this!

Anna said...

I haven't tried to re-do a lampshade yet, I will have to try this - your lamp looks brand new with fresh paint and fabric

Taylor said...

I love it! I need to do this to all of my lamps haha! I saw your post on the shabby chic cottage!

www.taylormadehome.blogspot.com

healthybeth said...

This is cute! I know where it needs to go... :)

Sommer said...

Bethany I love your lamp! I have been searching thrift stores for months for these drum shades and no luck. You are so talented! I'd love to have you share this at my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Great job! I love the fabric
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modern jane said...

That is a gorgeous shade of green! The fabric is gorgeous too:) Good job!

abeachcottage said...

The lampshade turned out lovely, love the fabric you used and the new color of the base is very nice. Very nice new lamp for only $3! :)

The BabbyMama said...

Fantastic! I need to redo a lampshade at the moment but I can't find a scrap that will work since it's a contoured shade so I can't do a pattern.

Lolly Jane said...

you gotta come link up at our weekend party! lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com that lamp is TOO gorgeous not to share ;)

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

This is lovely!! I just adore the fabric print you used!!! I just got a plain lamp shade at goodwill and I'm trying to find something do to with it!!
http://thislittleshabbychicvegangirl.blogspot.com/

Tanya said...

I LOVE how that turned out

Kristy Carberry said...

Can't beat it for $3! Very cute and "springy"!

The Rusty Bucket said...

OK, off topic. I love the layout of your blog! Great layering with just enough color and textures that it doesn't overwhelm the post but looks absolutely fabulous.
Anyway, lamp.... Adorable! Just spray adhesive? Does this ever get too hot and want to do the sluff thing or do you need a low wattage bulb? Or, not an issue?
-Bethanie

Remodel This House said...

Bethanie-
First, I LOVE your name. ;) And no ma'am, no problems with the adhesive. I did use a little hot glue on both ends when I turned it into the inside of the lamp.
~Bethany

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

adorable!!!

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