..: May 9, 2010

Sunday, May 9

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

Roger's Gardens In Newport Beach

I love to visit here at least once every season. The way that they arrange and decorate everything is so inspirational. They are a nursery, but they also have different areas were they sell patio furniture, fountains, outside and inside decor and they have a year round Christmas ornament room. Everything is definitely out of my price range, but I get a lot of ideas for DIY projects from here.

Linked to:

Blue Monday at Smiling Sally

Mosaic Monday at Little Red House