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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cheap and Easy Lamp Revamp

I have a simple and inexpensive lamp spruce-up today. 

I bought this little metal lamp base a LONG time ago at a thrift store for a dollar. It has worn many shades over the years, but this gold shiny brocade-like one is probably the one most ill suited for it yet! How did it end up on here anyway?!

So when I found this nice quality linen shade at (you guessed it) the thrift store, I couldn't pass it up for .50 cents. I put it on the little black lamp, but it just seemed a little too "boxy" with the curves of the base. 

I thought I'd try giving it a softer look by adding some feminine details. I had some of this trim left from my daughter's wedding. 

And some handmade fabric flowers left over from another project. (I'll show you how to make these sometime!)

I attached the trim to the bottom of the shade using the hot glue gun. I started at the back of the shade near the seem in the linen on the corner.

Continuing around, and finally tucked the end of the trim under itself for a neat finish. 

Then I simply hot glued the fabric flowers to the front of the shade.

Mini-makeover complete!

50 cents spent and a few minutes to glue. I'm happy : ) 
Sometimes, it's just the little things, ya know? 

Sharing this week at:
Clever Chicks Blog Hop 
The Ivy Cottage Blog-Cowgirl Up! 
Coastal Charm-Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 
Cozy Little House-Tweak It Tuesday 
Creative Cain Cabin-Budget Decorating Party 
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  1. that is such a cute lamp! i love the lace on it too. i miss you!

  2. neat! Love the additions...really soften up the box shape

  3. Oh goodness that is a great change and so simple I so could do that!

    Thanks for stopping by Running Away? I'll Help You Pack!

  4. Adorable. I love that and you did not have to sew just glue.. It looks so cute. I may have to do that to a lamp shade I have.... hmmmm got me thinking. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Jeanette, I love your pretty little lamp - how creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Loving yours! I'm a new follower :)

  6. This is one charming DIY project and i thank you for sharing it at my party.


  7. Ohh this is a great idea. I have some shades in my bedroom that I am tired of and now you have me thinking! Thanks!

  8. Sweet lamp revamp!!! Pinned:) Swing by

  9. What a great transformation! Wonderful job!

  10. Little things that add a big 'wow'. Really turned out so, so cute! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  11. Hi Jeanette, just hopping back to let you know that I am featuring you at Share Your Cup.


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