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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fun Lamp Revamp

I've recently started hunting for lamps while garage saling. My goal is to find the cheapest ones possible. Usually when I find them, they are broken, or missing a shade, or just completely hideous. No matter what, they are all in need of some major TLC.

Prime example: This lamp + shade combo I bought for $1.50.

When I approached the piece with wide eyes, Mike looked at me like I was crazy! But I have an eye for recognizing the bones of a piece and I can see the potential in every worn out desk and beaten up frame.

So I handed over my buck-fifty and quickly packed pinky into my car. When it was time for the revamp, I stripped the ruffled fabric from the lamp shade and spray painted the base of the lamp a light blue. Then I covered the lamp shade with fabric using spray adhesive and a hot glue gun to keep the ribbon trim in place. Voila! A brand new lamp :)

Here she is sitting on my refreshed nightstand... more to come on that project later! Happy Thursday.


  1. This is so cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  2. So so SO cute!! Loving your creativity :) new follower!

  3. Cute it looks so good on the stand. I'm excited to be a follower and see more of your cute ideas. I would love if you stopped by to say hi and followed back
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  4. Brilliant! Illuminating even! ;P

  5. Fantastic make over. Glad I found this through It's a Keeper's linky party. I linked in a salad using leftover roast lamb. Have a super week.

  6. The lamp is adorable!! I am your newest follower from a Glimpse Inside. :)

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

  7. cute lamp makeover, love the shade!

  8. What a difference a little love makes. I think it turned out great. If you get a chance, come link up at my Pin Party.


  9. Your newly transformed lamp is adorable! Love the blue and the birdies on the lampshade. You definitely DO see the bones of the piece. I probably would have passed that one by in - it's original state. ;)

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    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  11. o my! This is so cute. I wouldn't have seen the possibility in this piece - but so glad you did! Looks awesome and now I'll look at lamps differently :)

    New follower! Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies


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