Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Little Lamp Revamp



Hey friends!

Thanks for being patient with us as we revamped things a bit over here!

In my effort to 'love doing laundry' I decided that my newly painted laundry room needed a little lamp!  I rescued this little lamp over a year ago from someone's goodwill box and it has been waiting for a good coat of paint ever since.


I started by taking off the shade and covering the cord and top with tape.



Then, I gave her 2 coats of spray paint... That conveniently matched my new gray cabinets... Whoop!

My color of choice...


While it was drying I started destructing my shade.

We get lots of questions about recovering lamp shades.  I have found that each shade is so different that it is almost impossible to tell you the right way to do it.  I actually started this project with one idea in mind but as I destructed the shade that plan changed.

I pulled my trim off first.


Now my liner was glued over the shade cover so I pulled it off next.  If you plan to make a new liner save  this so you have your pattern.  I did another detailed shade cover HERE.


After both layers of fabric were removed I was left with this.  I was halfway tempted to use it just like this because I love the look of that metal! Not the brass though...


This is where my plan changed and I pulled out the jute!


I bought the 4 ply jute at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 and this shade took about 1/3 roll.... That's $1 if you missed the math :-)


Pulled out old trusty and got to gluing.  I only added a drop of glue to the metal every 5-6 wraps and it held perfect.  I also kept the top and bottom metal exposed to shanty it up a bit but if yours isn't cute you can cover it too.


I did cover that ugly brass clip with one more small piece of jute across the top.  Beginning to end this took me about 5 minutes.  My paint wasn't even dry when I got done.

Here it is all put back together.


 And in her new home....




Does it make me run in there grinning about laundry?? We're getting there ;-)

I think it shows great with my sign though....


Want your own laundry sign??

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15 comments:

Cindy said...

Yes! I know what you mean, real tempting to just have the wire shade frame. Very cute!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Oh my gosh! I never would have thought to wrap it in jute! LOVE!
I would totally add 1 or 3 fabric flowers to the front for some color if it were mine:) In fact, I may have to go find a lamp and actually make this mine. Ha!

inspired crafts said...

Genius! Oh how I love Jute.

- - Little Miss Martha - - said...

That look so cute! I even liked just the wire without the jute, but it looks perfect! I'm a huge fan of jute, twine, etc... don't know why, just am!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

cute lamp! such a great job!

also, when you said you were changing things around on the blog design I was like "nooo! I like how it is". But I was wrong. It's amazing and easy to navigate and super super pretty...without it being completely different and unrecognizable. Good job :)

jpaigeart.com said...

Looks great!! What an awesome idea!

MommaHen said...

<3 the new look of your blog!

SheilaG said...

What a great idea- it turned out so cuuute! :)

Chara Michele said...

Love this! What a cute lamp!

bythebrookdesigns said...

Love the lamp, love the sign. I ordered it myself. I really need to see the baby nursery, is it done?

lisa

Debbie said...

This is so cute! Thank you for sharing, I'll have to give it a try =)

Nan said...

Very creative and never would have thought of that - I like it! Found your blog from other decor sites so thought I'd say hi! I look forward to reading more! Nan

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

So cute! It goes perfectly in that little spot!

twogirlygirlz said...

Love it! Especially the red!

twogirlygirlz said...

Love it! Especially the red

 
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