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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This Little Light O Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine....

Hey Hey Hey ( does anyone else get a mental picture of Fat Albert, or is that just me)? Well, I hope that everyone enjoyed the Canister Rehab. It was alot of fun really. I totally LURVE those quick projects ok will would have been quick if I had really known what I was doing, BUT my peeps that is how this Momma rolls.

Today I have lamp redo, I just wanted a small lamp for my crafting room. It's more for decorating than actual light needs. My budget was a maximum of $15 for the purchase and redo, but to be honest I really wanted to spend less than $5. I got everything at Goodwill or Hobby Lobby. I'll give the breakdown after the picture and tutorial.


Here are the things you will need. Spray adhesive, fabric or paper to fit lamp shade, lamp, shade, hot glue and any trim you may want.


Let me start off by saying that you should absolutely do some wrapping and tracing of the lamp shade on the paper or fabric and then cut it out accordingly, otherwise you will have a heck of a time getting the stuff to lay flat and you will have to have a pleated lampshade. But I wanted a pleated one from the very beginning (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!). Tear off the old 80's accordion cover and adhesive spray your frame. Then wrap your fabric around, it should meet and lay flat, or you can pleat it if you forgot that step. Ahem, moving along. Hot glue your trim at the top and bottom to cover the edges, I used two different types of trim cause I wanted jewels on the bottom. i have to remember to take more pix of the in between stuff, I promise the furniture ones have a lot more, lol!
(see my pleats)


Here she is finished!

 OH! If you need to spray the metal parts to match your decor, mine was gold/brassy 80's. I just taped off all the glass and actual lamp parts.

Now for all the stats: Lamp - $2.99/GW, Shade - $.99/GW, spray paint - already had for other room projects, fabric - Hobby Lobby - scrap piece from seat recover for same room, Trim (Bottom)- $1.54/Hobby Lobby (40% off coupon), Trim(Top) - Hobby Lobby - left over trim from seat recover.

So while I didn't keep it under $5, it was 1/2 of my maximum $15 budget, so I'm pretty happy. What do y'all think? i'm not a perfectionist so that's why I didn't worry about the pleats (plus I would have had to go back and get more fabric and I'm cheap like that!

Hope y'all like it!

In His Luv & Wisdom,
Michelle

2 comments:

Ruby Girl

Oh my goodness, I love this! I should so give this a try to spruce up a couple of my bland looking lamps!! xoxo!

Trish - Mom On Timeout

Wow! What an amazing transformation! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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