Monday, December 7, 2009

My Lamp Re-Vamp!!!

The Lamp Revamped!!!

We got a hand-me-down lamp from the neighbors when they moved a year ago. It was dated, ugly and totally mismatched our house. We live in an old (1915) craftsman with all the beautiful, dark, thick original woodwork and trim. I decided to try to make the lamp look it belonged to our house.

Here's the before. I'm sure it was classy, gorgeous and wanted in the '70's. But it needs to be brought up to date!I painted it brown with Rustoleum American Accents spray paint. You gotta love the easiness of spray paint!
Next, I used Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to glue the burlap onto the lampshade. Just spray it on the lampshade and roll the burlap across it. Apply a little pressure to the burlap to make sure it is sticking. (Hello, Halloween witch's broom.)
I didn't take any pictures after this step! Whoops! Because the top of the shade is a little smaller than the bottom, I started in the middle of the burlap and worked it out without wrinkles as I glued. I should take a picture of the back of the lamp. The burlap is not completely straight. I don't know how to describe it.

Then I hot glued brown grosgrain ribbon around the top and bottom of the lampshade to complete the look.
There! That looks much better and it "belongs" in our house with our dark brown wood trim! Much better!

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28 comments:

  1. That looks incredible! That would have taken me days...weeks...months! Oh Ok years!!!! You are so clever!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

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  2. Your lamp looks great. Always pays to think out of the box.
    Sandy

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  3. Wow! Your lamp looks fabulous.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  4. It does look so much better. My mother in law used that same spray paint and re-did her brass chandelier. That stuff is amazing! Thanks for sharing your lamp with Made it Monday! Jules

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  5. Turned out great! I love the shade...too cute!

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  6. Super cute! Like the burlap look!

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  7. Very cute! I love it - such a great redo!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  8. Very nice! Way to go! Thanks for your sweet comment! I'm still in shock :)
    Linda

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  9. Looks fantastic! Love how the shade turned out.

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  10. love the brown and the drum shade!

    pop on by to see me! have something up you might like....

    love, kelee

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  11. Great transformation! Love the shade! :) ~Rhonda

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  12. What a wonderful transformation you've done. Thanks for posting and sharing! Stop by and see my creation this week and let me know what you think!

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  13. Love that makeover! You used my favorite spray paint! LOL

    Thanks for linking with 2nd Time Around!

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  14. Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Great job! I love that it now "belongs" in your home!!

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  16. Thanks for joining in the GET R DONE party - great new look for an old lamp shade!!! Easily completed!!!

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  17. What a great transformation....love it.

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  18. Wow! That really came out looking great and matches so much better with your place now! You are a very creative lady! I came over from Classy Chassy's to take a peek at your Git R Done, and I'm glad I did! Linda (A Country Grammy's Walk With God)

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  19. Oh wow! That really does look so much better than the original lamp! Job well done!

    Get R Done Friday!
    Angela

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  20. GREAT job, cleaver and it looks GREAT !

    Thanks for sharing and have a GRAND weekend.

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  21. At first I thought something was wrong with me because I really liked the before in the first photo! Then I saw the second photo, the real before, and realize now why I liked the first photo, it is indeed the after. Crazy huh! The brown is a really nice finish.

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  22. Yup yup yup, I'm nodding my head in appreciation for this idea I've LONG wanted to try! Yours turned out so perfect and professional! And totally for today's decor.

    Thanks for linking up!

    FJ Donna

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  23. Wow, that was one dated lamp. I think I would've chucked it! Good for you to recycle it into something you love that works in your home.

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  24. Your lamp looks great! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO incredibly envious of your craftsman style home. I want one so bad!

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