Thursday, August 25, 2011

My $8 Lamp Makeover

Hey, guys- I'm getting soooo close to finishing my Mini Mega Office Makeover! Although the room has been operational for a while, I am finishing-up the last few [thousand] details for my big reveal next week... eek!! I'm really, really excited to share it with you all... and I'm really, really excited to be done with this room that never ends!
This week I turned my attention to this lamp. Yes, it is nice. But I wanted more than just nice, I needed it to be a "moment" for my room... and a moment, it was not.

Sooo I decided to paint it [that's not a shock, right?!] I carefully taped-off the silver, and used a white semi-gloss spraypaint. When painting glass think multiple, light coats, because you really don't want it to drip or run.



Then I covered the lampshade. First, I made a pattern using craft paper: Line up the seam of your lamp with the edge of the paper, then roll the lamp while drawing a line along the top edge [your lamp seam tells you when to start/stop]. Next, go back to the beginning, line up your seam with the edge again, and line the top edge with your traced line. Roll the lamp again, tracing the bottom... this time making sure that your top edge stays on your line that's already drawn. Now you have the exact size of your lampshade... so add at least a half an inch to the top & bottom edges and cut it out.






Wrap your shad with your paper pattern... just to make sure :)






At this point you can pin the paper onto your fabric... unless you are awesome like me, then you'll just put a bunch of random heavy objects on it to keep it in place while you cut the fabric!







Now, using sray adhesive, spray the backside of your fabric and wrap it around the shade. Lastly- using a hot glue gun, just fold the edge down and glue to the frame.






And that's it!! Using just a 1/2 yard of fabric, spraypaint and glue I've completely transformed this lamp into great eye candy :)







I'm linking this one up to the Visit thecsiproject.com.

63 comments:

  1. Beautiful....I will have to do this with one of my lamps! TFS.

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  2. I love it!!! You did a great job on it! :)
    looking forward to seeing your reveal!

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  3. gorgeous lamp! you did a great job on the shade as well.

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  4. Very cute! I am now following you back from the Wednesday blog hop :)

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  5. Holy crap! That looks awesome! Happy Friday Following :-) Hope you can stop by my place and return the favor soon. http://www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hahahaha, why do we hate pinning so much? I do that too!

    So glad you dropped by Happy Hour Projects. This lamp looks fantastic!! I have to say, spray-paint would have come to my mind, but it has never occurred to me that you can fix the shade too. Time to fix the shade in my daughter's nursery this weekend!!

    Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  7. What an amazing transformation! I am in need of some lamps for our bedroom re-do and will definitely be keeping this in mind! Just wondering if the material blocks the light? I guess you just need to pick a light material. Love it!
    Jenn :)

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  8. Hi!!! I'm stopping by and following from Friday Friend Connect. I hope you'll check out my blog Frazzled Mama at http://frazzled-mama.com and follow me back.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

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  9. Stopping by from the blog hop and now a new follower thru GFC. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much for your help and have a great day! By the way, the lamp is really pretty. I am amazed at what people can do when they put their minds to work! I have no such hidden talent but appreciate those who do.

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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  10. That is amazing! It looks so much better and so chic. Great idea!

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  11. Hey there! I love the transformation! Great selection on the fabric shade! Would you be interested in guest posting for my blog series "spray painters anonymous"? Stop by to check it out!

    Tiffany {living savvy}
    www.savvydesignwest.com

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  12. Wow! What a great makeover on the lamp. You are very talented! I'm a new follower from the "Get Wired Wednesday" blog hop. I'd love for you to visit my blog - http://totallyreinventingme.blogspot.com!

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  13. Looks awesome! This is something I defiantly want to try with some of our lamp shades!
    Stopping by from Katie's Nesting Spot :)

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  14. Looks great! That's my favorite when you're able to transform something you already have on the cheap! AND have it look like a million bucks to boot!
    I'd love for you to link up this, and any other of your favorite projects at my Friday link party: T.G.I.F. (Thank God I'm Finished) at Rummage Living!
    Hope to see you there!!
    xo
    Margaret
    www.rummageliving.com

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  15. Gosh I Just Love A Beautiful Lamp Makeover !!!

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  16. Such a simple fix, but absolutely gorgeous! I adore this!

    I would love to have you share this at my link party, Show & Share--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

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  17. You completely transformed that lamp! Definitely fabulous!!

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  18. Beautiful!! I just pinned this on pinterest and I'm a new follower. Visiting form the shabby nest!

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  19. gorgeous!! I love the yellow and brown together!! great job!

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  20. Found you on TT&J, the lamp redo is just beautiful!!

    Michelle

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  21. This is so pretty. You've inspired me to do something with my sad lamp shade.

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  22. great job! the look is so chic!

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  23. Ilove how your lamp turned out! One question thougt, where did you get the fabric? It's so pretty and reminds me of a certain pillow available from target.

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  24. That is awesome! Love the lamp after!

    I would love it if you come link this up at Scrappy Saturdays @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

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  25. Very cute and LOVE the shape of that lamp o' yours! Nice job!

    Today I'm visiting from Designers Garden's VIP Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  26. I love how this turned out! The white base with the contrasting fabric looks awesome!!

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  27. I love the fabric you chose! Can you tell me where you got it? It's very reminiscent of my target pillows that I love. Stopping over from S3 link party where I shared my diy plate wall: http://honeysuckleblog.blogspot.com/

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  28. Gorgeous! Looks like it was made that way. Great idea. Come check me out- www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

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  29. So pretty. I love the fabric You chose.

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  30. I love this lamp makeover and would love to have you share it at my Shabby Shares link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com

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  31. CUTE! I have that exact fabric just waiting for the perfect project.

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  32. new follower! love the lamp!

    laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  33. This lamp turned out beautiful! I love the way the lampshade turned out! So cute! I would love it if you would come link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party!!
    http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/09/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-3.html
    xoxo, Ashley J

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  34. I love the fabric you used on the shade. Great tip to use light coats...I always forget that...

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  35. Turned out great! I love your fabric choice! I stopped by from Thrifty Decor Chick link party.

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  36. I love this idea! You are so creative! I’d love for you to link your adorable project to Things I’ve Made Thursdays. I’m trying something new this week- We have two sections to the party- one for kids’ things and one for “Anything”!! I think this post would be an awesome addition to the “Anything Goes” party!

    Hope you’ll stop by on Thursday and link up!
    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  37. Gorgeous! That looks like it came from a high end store! Love it!

    I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by... http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/create-and-share-features-too.html

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse
    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

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  38. Looks great. I am in a process of doing a makeover on the lamps that I bought in Craigslist. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you can drop by in my blog http://scrapidoodlelicious.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hi! Thanks for linking up at TGIF at RummageLiving!
    You were featured in this weeks picks!! Head on over to claim your "Featured" Badge!
    http://www.rummageliving.com/2011/09/t-g-i-f-thank-god-im-finished-link-party/

    xo
    Margaret@Rummageliving.com

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  40. I'm Nicole from Romanian Princess, I am your newest follower from a blog hop! Please follow me back! Thanks!

    www.romanianprincess.com

    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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  41. What a lovely lamp! Love the fabric you used. Thanks for sharing with us at the PoPP.

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  42. Love it! The fabric you chose is really cute.

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  43. brinkka2011 says: Awsome post, Im now one of your feed followers

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  44. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday! Love your project and featured it on my blog tonight!

    Come back on Thursday for more fun!! :)

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  45. Featured you this week on my blog. I've been wanting to cover a lamp shade for a while but was chicken. You made this project look so simple! Now if I could only get the art above my sofa picked out, I could decide what fabric would best coordinate, and then I could cover the lamp I'm staring at right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://www.imbusyprocrastinating.com/2011/09/get-me-motivated-monday_12.html

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  46. I'm just jealous you found a lamp and shade that cool for under $8! And it was totally cooler after the makeover. Thanks for the inspiration...I am now ready to scour the thrift stores of america.

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  47. Wow! Turned out gorgeous! I have that same fabric just sitting around, and now I'm thinking I know what to do with it :D

    Thanks for sharing!

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  48. Oh my word this is so awesome!!! Great job! Thanks for linking up!

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  49. $8?!?! Seriously?! It looks fantastic. incredibly stylish and modern!

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  50. Very cute lamp. can't believe you put it together for only $8

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  51. what a fantastic transformation! makes me want to think twice about those lamps i wanted to throw out!

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  52. Wow, I never thought that an old lamp can be turned like brand new again. I want to try it as I have lots of old lamps at home.

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  53. Very Pretty...I definitely had that moment your were striving for! Love the fabric!

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  54. I love your fabric choice for the shade and how this lamp was such a simple redo!

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  55. Would you use the same type of paint for metal lamps?

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  56. You really ought to consider putting up a page on etsy or pinterest with these caliber images. Very nice.

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