Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Little Lamp Revamp

When I was cleaning out and organizing my attic the other day, I came across this little lamp. I thought...I can do something with this! It was originally black with a basic white shade. The lamp base got a fresh coat of bright white spray paint and the shade is now dressed up with ruffles.


Does this fabric look familiar? It is the same fabric as the pillow that I had on my $5 chair makeover. That pillow was my first ever sewing project. I had intended to make a cute little pillow with ruffles. Once I started sewing, I realized that I should probably stick to the most basic pillow. I now had a bunch of unused ruffles...perfect for my lampshade! So Simple! I glued, with a hot glue gun, the ruffles all the way around the base of the shade. Then glued two more rows of ruffles on. So simple! I Love it!!! I am linking this post up with...

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20 comments:

  1. So very cute and perfect solution to dressing up a lamp shade. I love it and the fabric you used. Where did you find such pretty fabric? I can never seem to find anything nice like that around.
    Cindy

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  2. Those are adorable! I need to make these!!! :)

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  3. Gosh I love this...the fabric is perfect!
    If you have a minute I'd so love for you to link up to All Things Inspired (Here is linky!...this is a great project to share!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  4. What a cute lamp revamp! Love the fabric.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  5. Very cute and very shabby chic! Martina

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  6. What a pretty way to revamp the lamp! So very pretty!

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  7. Adorable! Love the ruffles!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

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  8. Precious! I would smile every time I saw those pink ruffles. :)

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  9. Love. I admit I will be stealing this idea for the old, new house :) Once I learn to make ruffles...you should probably link it up to a little divine of mine thursday over on my blog!!


    http://mylifeupcycled.blogspot.com/2011/03/little-divine-of-mine-thursday.html

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  10. I love it, Emily! I guess those ruffles were just waiting for the right project!

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  11. Very sweet Emily!
    I love it!!

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  12. Very Cute! I have a few lamps I am inspired to fix up now.

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  13. Well, this is as cute as can be!! Nice job. Thanks for showing us how.

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  14. Emily this is so cute. I love lamp revamps. I need to redo my daughters since it has these old lady looking jewels hanging around the rim lol. I would love to have you share this at my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-8.html

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  15. Love the fabric you used. It looks especially nice because of the ruffle design. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This is soooo cute! I love it!
    Have a wonderful afternoon!
    Leticia

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  17. Oh, I love the ruffles on the lampshade. Great job. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  18. Love the ruffles on the lampshade..and of course the fabric is perfect too!

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  19. I'm sure there are lots of other beautiful things in your attic.

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Thank you so very much for your sweet comment!!!