Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIY Lamp Revamp

I registered for 2 of these lamps when we got married and I honestly still really like them, I just don't love them anymore. After a few years I'm just ready for something new, but new lamps aren't in my budget right now with the slew of baby things, so when I found 2 cans of white gloss spray paint in our storage room while packing I knew exactly what to do. I bought 2 spools of black and white striped ribbon at Joann Fabrics and I was off!

Just tape of your cord, socket, and switch and start with a light layer of paint. You may even want to start with a primer coat. I didn't want to have to go buy any so I did without, and I felt like it still worked well. 

I did several, probably 6 or 7 really light coats, letting it dry about 15-20 min in-between to keep it from dripping. 

For the shade I adhered the ribbon around the top and bottom with fabric glue. Because my shade isn't a straight drum shade, and it tapers a bit, the bottom piece didn't lay completely flat. To allow it to lay flat, you will have to cut 2 or 3 small slits and create a sort of pleat in the ribbon. 

 A nice change for practically nothing! 
Now I challenge you!
 Find something in your home that you just don't love anymore and give it a little facelift.
 I'd love to see your projects!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh I love this idea! I think these kinds of ideas will keep me from ever throwing anything away again! :)