Monday, May 7, 2012

Table lamp re-do

Last week Friday I had the pleasure of guest posting over at Mammy Made.

Adele is the cute hip mom behind the blog. Hope you had a chance to check her out and her blog. I wanted to share with you guys (FINALLY) the project I shared on her blog.

So, the long awaited lamp project.... dun, dun, dun...


Here is the post!

Today I want to share my long awaited lamp re-do project.

I always see these great lamp projects all over blogland and of course I had to do one myself.
I had searched the thrift stores for a while before finding the shape that I liked.
I found this one a while back and it's been on my project to do list since.



I decided to do a light yellow, and for the life of me I can't figure what motivated me, but I like the color. Breaks up all the black and grey in my livingroom.
I lightly sanded the lamp base and sprayed it with about 3 coats of spray paint.

After searching and searching, I found a shade I liked from Target. Bleh, I had to pay shipping and it costs almost as much as the 2 oz shade!
When I saw my package I got excited all over again, and my fabric arrived at the same time!


And time to get bummed again.... the shade was totally damaged!


I debated returning it but for the hassle and the price I paid I decided to just pop it back into shape as best as I could. I'd be covering it anyway so hopefully it would cover up the damage.


It looked ok when I poped it back into shape and there was only one tiny hole.
I cut out a rough patter to cover the shade, that kinda sucked to be totally honest.


It was kind of intimidated to do this project, not sure why.
I think it had something to do with trying to cover the shade with that kind of shape. I was hoping to find a drum style that was even all the way around with no taper, but no such luck.


Once I got started though it wasn't so bad. I used craft/fabric glue and just glued the fabric to the inside just below the black trim. I used clothes pins to hold it in place as the glue dried.


Yes, this process took a while, here I am working into the night.


When it was all done, I was both relieved and so excited to finally finish it.
The fabric and the paint matched perfectly!


Sorry for the dark pictures, I kept forgetting to take daytime photos.



I used the same color yellow to spray paint a letter M for the wall as well.


The look of it keeps evolving.
I'm not done yet, but it's slowly getting there.

Before:

Well, thanks for having me and joining me for my lamp re-do project.
Come by and visit sometime, I'd be happy to have you!

Aloha!







12 comments:

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I love this!!! I love the fabric you used, super cute!!

Yvette said...

It turned out great. I love the yellow with the gray. Can you come over and help me finish my burlap lamp shade project.

Ashley Gault said...

Love how it turned out! Cute fabric! =)

gillian luce said...

Rhiannon-this lamp shade is so awesome! I love the color of the lamp and that pattern you selected for the shade. I'm visiting from Staci's Not Just a Housewife Linky party. Thanks for sharing! :)

McKae @ kaes corner design said...

It looks great! I love the fabric!

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Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful job on this lamp and your entryway. Megan

Michele said...

You did a wonderful job on the lamp. It looks great.

Polkadot-pretties said...

Love this

Would love you to share this project @ my craft, create and inspire linky party, live now!

Claire x

Sam @ The Junk House said...

That's a bummer that the shade was damaged, but you can't even tell now. It looks great - I love the fabric!

Kristen Duke Photography said...

you glued the shade--i can do that! looks spectacular, and i love the yellow lamp!!!

Anonymous said...

It looks wonderful! Is there any way you would share what color spray paint you used and where you got the fabric? So cute!

Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life! said...

Love your lamp and wanted to let you know you were featured over at my party today. Did you see before you linked up last week that I had made some pillows using the same fabric?

http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/05/welcome-to-katie-from-quality-cheap.html

Hope you're having a great week!

XO, Melissa

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