Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Whitney's $15 Lamp Makeover... WOW!!

Hey guys!! I am loving my latest shanty turned chic... so much in fact that I may steal it from my son, who I made it for!! He has been needing a lamp for his room and I recently came across this baby at Target. BAD... I know, but for $15 I knew it would work. It has the perfect shape for this project...

I started by painting the lamp with Rustoleum American Accents Canyon Black spray paint. While that wa drying I took the shade off the lamp and layed it on a piece of burlap to measure how much I would need. I just added about 1 1/2" to each end and cut a long piece.

My next step was to attach the burlap to the shade. The drum shade made this super easy! I just used Elmer's spray adhesive to attach it. Spray a bit on the lamp and then roll it on to your burlap until you make it back to where you started... easy, easy.


At this point I used my hot glue gun to pull up my extra fabric on each end. Just run a small line of glue on to the inside of the shade and then pull your burlap up... Make sure you pull snug to get a clean edge!!


Here is what the inside should look like...
Both sides finished...


Now for the fun part... I LOVE antique press blocks. They are so cute and have endless decorative uses! The best place to find them is on Ebay! I found this "C" for $3. To attach it to the lamp I ran a small line of Gorilla Super Glue down the back of the block. I also added some to the bottom of the block. This glue set up in less than 30 seconds... LOVE it!! Once again...easy,easy!

Here it is... Looking so lonely without a shade:)...


My shade was finished at this point but needed a little something extra. I used a thick strip of grosgrain ribbon and hot glued it 1 1/2 inch from the bottom of the shade.

I used a lighter to keep my ends from fraying and made a loop at the end of the ribbon and glued it down to the shade. And... what doesn't look cute with a giant button on it?? LOVE it!

Now I expect you all to go to Target now and start making your own!! Want to see it in action??







FINALLY!!! Don't forget to mark your calendars for our very first link party... I Made it Without My Hubby!!! We are hosting it on October 8th and it will include a fun giveaway! I expect ALL of you guys to be there!!! Ashley will be posting all the info on it by tonight so stop back by and check it out!! Thanks for stopping by!!



I will be posting this at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday!
I will also be posting this over at Hooked on Houses for Hooked on Fridays... Check it out!!
I will also post this at The Inspired Room!
I will also be linking this post at DIY Day over at A Soft Place to Land!!

51 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

It doesn't even look close to the original. Another great makeover!

Candice said...

Brilliant!

The Soladay Family said...

Absolutely prefect!! Very creative!

patinamarie said...

Very nice and warm.

I love those print blocks too. A friend of mine has a ton from her grandfathers old print shop displayed in her scrap room.

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

WOW! that is so perfect! I love it! especially with the big "C"! too cute! i would steal it from my son if i were you :)

Love the Decor! said...

You are way too clever !! LoveThis!!!

pk said...

Love, love, love that lampshade! Great job!
pk @ room remix

Nancy said...

There isn't anything you girls can't do. I want to be you when I grow up! ;-) Do you have trouble with your burlap "shedding"? I got some and it sorta drives me nuts. But I'd love to cover a shade with it to repurpose it for a new lamp I bought.

Nancy

3LittleByrds said...

I love it. I've been looking for a lamp for my son's room also and I might just try this.

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

Very cute - I love the button, really makes it unique!

~ RM said...

So creative! Great job

Cara said...

Seriously, you guys are amazing, lol!! Great job!

Cara

duchess said...

Adorable! Great job (once again).

{ L } said...

Everything you girls touch turns into a masterpiece. ;) Simply amazing.

Also, I'm doing my first giveaway on my blog right now if you're interested:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

awesome lamp. sounds like a great party!!!

Natalie said...

I love the many uses for burlap! The lamp looks great. I love the pressed block. I am going to look on ebay for those! Thanks again for a great super chic idea and I love it even more that it's thrifty!

a little bit vintage said...

SO cute Whitney! Great transformation! ;)

Smiles,
Rachel

Tamera said...

Great lamp! Need some new ones for the master bedroom...hmmmm..

Kim -today's creative blog said...

Ok you little dynamo's! I have featured you today on Today's Creative Blog.
email me for your featured button.
krjdemmon@comcast.net

Infarrantly Creative said...

Love the antique press block...I am off to ebay to check em out! You and your burlap craze!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Super cute, I love burlap! I just found your blog via a Ucreate link to your wonderful dominoes. Those are so much fun! I would love to link to that project if you didn't mind.

Embellished Bayou said...

OMG, you never cease to amaze me!! Yet another genius project, love the burlap!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I think that is my favorite makeover that you've done. So cute and now a cookie-cutter lamp has tons of personality. Love it!

Sheri said...

Awesome!! And ever more awesome I LOVE the link party!! I'll have to snag that and start thinking of what I can do!

Nori said...

I love it! The lamp is so clean and classy!
Ok, and I LOVE the idea/name of your party! Now I have to get crackin and work on something to post. ;)

Wendy said...

That is really neat!

Diann said...

Great Redo!

Tori said...

Wow, that's so nice. I see those cheap lamps at IKEA all the time and never thought about dressing them up a bit. BRAVO!

Susie Q said...

Oh yeah, I'd steal it too!

Things That Inspire said...

Very, very cute! The button in the perfect touch.

Fifi Flowers said...

ADORABLE lamp redo!!!

Sara said...

turned out fantastic - well done!

arkie said...

Great new look!

Teresa said...

I've seen those at Target- I even have one. I'm off to redecorate it- thanks =)

mycitycottage said...

Ilove your work. You did so nice job.

Lovely Scribbles said...

What a fantastic idea! I've redecorated lamps before, but I've never seen the antique press letters. I love it!!

Struggler said...

Wow, totally transformed. I really like the detail of the ribbon and the button - it's the tiny things that count!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I absolutely love this project and love how it turned out. My grandfather actually owned an ink press and I am fascinated with these letters and would love to do this. Great project....but more than that it just turned out pretty!
Blessings,
Debbie

Leanne said...

I love it with the letter block stamp on it. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing that great idea. I love the button too. That sounds like a fun party on the 8th. I'm having a giveaway this week. Stop by and enter if you get the chance.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Girls
Great makeover. I have a habit of painting my lampshades, but this is even better. What more could you want.. Chic, clever and cheap. Great post.

abbieknaub said...

So cute!! And I'm double excited because I need a shade that shape and size for a lamp I got recently! So I'll just go to Target and get one!

Dresser Girl said...

Uber cute and totally creative!

Karla said...

SO cute!! I'm going to have to try it myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Jen said...

Print blocks! GOtta have/love them! I will try and find something that I've done without my hubby for your linky party! Fun fun!

Mama Thompson said...

Love it...My son badly needs a new lamp...gonna have to copy this great idea...thanks for sharing!

Courtney said...

that is really adorable, I LOVE it!

Mandi Shandi said...

Seriously? That is so stinkin' cute! I wouldn't blame you if you stole it from your little man and made him another one.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love it!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Awesome makeover! I love how you had the vision to take something so simple and a bit boring and make it so unique. The burlap was a great idea and the ribbon, button and print block the crowning touches. Thanks for continuing to inspire us.

Sarah said...

amazing transformation!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Beautiful! I love the addition of the burlap, and I'm growing increasingly fond of the black/brown combos I'm seeing. Thanks for the great idea!

 
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