One Dollar Redo




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I've been wanting to update this lamp for a while now. I really like it, but the color of it is just a bit too yellowish for me, and the shade has seen better days. But I've been too chicken to try anything, afraid that I'll just make it worse and I'll regret it.
Well for some reason, I got a bee in my bonnet and just decided to take a gamble and trust my instincts.







First I decided to try to make a pattern out of painters tape and wax paper (stronger than tissue paper and more transparent).




I traced the edge of the lamp, but changed my mind and decided to cut it a little longer and straight.




I used some burlap which I already had and attached it to the shade with a hot glue gun.




I wanted to keep original trim which matches the burlap perfectly. After gluing the burlap to the shade, carefully avoiding any glue directly on the trim, I carefully took my time and trimmed the burlap around the shape of the trim.




I used a can of recycled white spray paint on the lamp base and I really like it now. I added some hanging crystals I bought at the swapmeet for one dollar.










Linked to:

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots And Jello

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Show And Tell Friday at My Romantic Home














..: One Dollar Redo

Sunday, May 9

One Dollar Redo




Also:
Click here to enter my giveaway, it ends May 14th at midnight!

I've been wanting to update this lamp for a while now. I really like it, but the color of it is just a bit too yellowish for me, and the shade has seen better days. But I've been too chicken to try anything, afraid that I'll just make it worse and I'll regret it.
Well for some reason, I got a bee in my bonnet and just decided to take a gamble and trust my instincts.







First I decided to try to make a pattern out of painters tape and wax paper (stronger than tissue paper and more transparent).




I traced the edge of the lamp, but changed my mind and decided to cut it a little longer and straight.




I used some burlap which I already had and attached it to the shade with a hot glue gun.




I wanted to keep original trim which matches the burlap perfectly. After gluing the burlap to the shade, carefully avoiding any glue directly on the trim, I carefully took my time and trimmed the burlap around the shape of the trim.




I used a can of recycled white spray paint on the lamp base and I really like it now. I added some hanging crystals I bought at the swapmeet for one dollar.










Linked to:

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots And Jello

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Show And Tell Friday at My Romantic Home














23 Comments:

At May 9, 2010 at 11:37 PM , Blogger Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

That came out wonderfully well! I love the burlap with the salvaged trim, it's a lovely contrast. Now that lamp is definitely upcycled.

 
At May 10, 2010 at 3:42 AM , Blogger The Happy Homemaker said...

I love it!The dangling crystals really pull it together.You have great instincts!

 
At May 10, 2010 at 5:15 AM , Blogger Laura said...

You've updated this lamp beautifully!

 
At May 10, 2010 at 3:24 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

Your lamp looks gorgeous, now! Sometimes we just have to bite the bullet and trust our instincts, don't we, otherwise we accomplish nothing. I know the feeling. Hugs, Cindy S

 
At May 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Great transformation!

 
At May 11, 2010 at 5:06 AM , Anonymous Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful transformation.

 
At May 11, 2010 at 5:46 AM , Blogger Creations By Cindy said...

Amazing what burlap will do these days. Looks so pretty. Be blessed. Cindy

 
At May 11, 2010 at 7:01 AM , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your lamp turned out gorgeous. I love the white and the shade is absolutely wonderful. You did a fabulous job. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

 
At May 11, 2010 at 7:28 AM , Blogger Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great update!

 
At May 11, 2010 at 8:52 AM , Blogger TheSmithHotel said...

Way cuter! I love burlap myself and this turned out really good! I have seen those "yellowed" statues (some not even lamps)and I never thought of painting them just white! Looks so much better!

Great update,
Jody

Stopping over from NTT!

 
At May 11, 2010 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Kim said...

A pretty redo for sure!

 
At May 11, 2010 at 6:08 PM , Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

A GREAT redo loved seeing this...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

 
At May 11, 2010 at 8:27 PM , Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin' this PRETTY and THRIFTY lamp makeover! Thanks for showing it off at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!

Blessings,
Linda

 
At May 11, 2010 at 8:38 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

It turned out wonderful - and I love the play of contrasts - I all about contrasts...

 
At May 12, 2010 at 5:52 AM , Blogger Rose Garden Romantic said...

You did a fabulous job! The lamp is gorgeous! Love the burlap shade!
Michelle

 
At May 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Faded Charm said...

I love how this turned out especially paired withthe gorgeous lamp. Aren't you glad you took a shot. Great job!

Take care,

Kathleen

 
At May 13, 2010 at 2:40 AM , OpenID dogsmom said...

Wonderful Transformation.

 
At May 13, 2010 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Very pretty. Those little beads are gorgeous with the burlap. So nice.

 
At May 14, 2010 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Becky Jean said...

Beads and Burlap... That would be a fun blog name. I love the contrast.

 
At May 14, 2010 at 4:50 AM , Blogger The Starr Family said...

Very nice contrast... I'm certain your lamp lady friend appreciates the little boost as well!

 
At May 14, 2010 at 7:16 AM , Blogger burlap+blue said...

Oh so pretty! LOVE this! have a great weekend!

 
At May 14, 2010 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Crystal said...

It looks great! The lamp and the lamp shade look really good together.

 
At May 18, 2010 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Marie said...

Hello sweet Mary - I found you again! I can't believe it! I lost contact when your computer went wonky waaaay back when. I'm so happy as I've missed visiting you! Love what you did with the lampshade! It's fabulous!

Please come by for a visit - having a giveaway to honor YOU!
http://emmacallsmemama.com/2010/05/bff-giveaway/

Blessings,
Marie

 

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