Lamp Revamp for my Ladies

Hey friends!  With the never ending ridiculous temperatures here in Texas, I have been focusing more of my time on indoor projects.  Today I tackled a lamp for my oldest girls’ room.

I had this old lamp that used to be on my bedside table.

I love the lines of it and knew a little Rust-Oleum would do the trick.  First, I gave it 2 coats of Painter’s Touch Blue Sky.

While that was drying I started on the shade.  This lamp had a shade but I wanted a slightly different shape so I bought this one from Target.  I think I spent around $10 on it.

I decided to add some flowers to it.  These are the girls quilts I was going off of…

I found a cute fabric at Hobby Lobby that just about matched them.  It’s the same fabric I used on my storage boxes.

I cut a few 1.5″ strips.

Hot glue one folded end to some felt…

Then, I just twisted and hot glued it down.

Once that is all finished, you just pull the end of the fabric to the back and glue it.

I made all my flowers and then started on my stripe.  I wanted to use ribbon for this part.  Ash even went and got me some… Thanks Lash!  However, I hated the way it wasn’t laying smoothly so on to plan B.

I taped off a stripe using some painter’s tape.

Then, I used a stencil brush and some acrylic paint to make my own stripe.

I let that dry while I shantied the lamp up just a bit.  I used some 220 grit sandpaper to distress my edges.

Finally, I hot glued my flowers on randomly until they made me happy and I was done.

What do you think??

Hope you like it 🙂

I kind of LOVE using fabric flowers!  I used them on these other projects too…

Fabric Flower Wreath

Frame Display

Londyn’s Mirror

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  • I love this!! Found your site via the Lettered Cottage. I have been wanting to know how to make those fabric flowers and now I know! So easy, I’ll definitely be trying it out…I’m thinking they’ll make perfect hair clips for my 7 year old!

    • Shanty2Chic

      I love them as hair clips Shawna! Go for it… Super easy! 🙂

  • Andrea Stewart

    i LOVE the look of this lamp, so i gave it a try and was really pleased with my end result … until i put a light bulb in and turned it on. my pretty yellow stripe came through as a yucky brown. 🙁 any ideas on what to do? 🙂 thanks for your input.

  • What a beautiful project and add in inexpensive supplies and not a lot of time and I’d say you’ve done a fantastic transformation.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much!! I appreciate it 🙂

  • That looks great!! I have exactly the same vision for my daughter’s room.=)

  • It looks awesome! That makes me want to re-do my lamp re-do I did a few months ago! HA! 🙂

  • I love how the lamp turned out and using paint in place of the ribbon is genius! I’m here from the Tatertots and Jello Link Party!

  • Lovely!
    I’d love for you to share your sweet lamp at my link party…hope to see you there!

  • Nancy

    So pretty! I’m in the process of redecorating our guest room and I might have to do something similar using the quilt fabric I’m using. IF the quilt turns out, that is! I love the shape of your lamp…I can’t help but seeing a mom with her hands on her hips! Anybody else see that?

  • I adore the bedding! Great job on the lamp.

  • Absolutely beautiful! I love what a little bit of paint can do!

  • Karen Rogers

    Love the lamp, such a great idea. I also love your blog. Thank you.

  • Wow..So simple and so adorable. I know I would love two of these for my bedroom lol…Thanks the wheels are turning now!

  • Denissa

    SOO cute!! 🙂 I was just pondering the other day if I could paint a lamp shade! Now I know I can 🙂 yay, I’m off to paint!

  • Cute. VERY VERY cute. love it!

  • Tiffany

    I love the stripe and how it looks a little rough around the edges, really like that part and the color. Digging mustard yellow right now. Thanks for sharing.

  • Very nice makeover. I think I’m eyeing my bedside lamp with a new eye…….

  • favorite lamp updo pretty.
    definitely melting here in Texas…bleh

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Laura… I heard maybe 99 soon… Woohoo!! :-))

  • what a darling makeover, love your lamp!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Julie!

  • Jan

    Cute! That’s the same fabric I used to cover my framed bulletin board. Love it!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks Jan! I loved how cheap it is and I bought lots so I could do more… Thinking curtains next :-)!

  • I had no idea you guys are in Texas! What city? I’m in Austin. We should plan a meet-up sometime. 🙂


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

    • Shanty2Chic

      Hey Allison!
      We are both in the DFW area… That would be fun!

  • kim

    It turned out so pretty! I love the look of the fabric flowers, believe it or not I have not tried to make one myself yet! Perhaps that’s what I’ll do this weekend in between other projects!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks Kim! Send me pics if you get it done! 🙂

  • I love seeing what you loverly ladies make. I get so many great ideas and tips.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Krisite!!

  • I love all of your projects!!! The pattern on your fabric is the same pattern I’m painting on my daughter’s top half of her bedroom wall!! I’m totally smitten with it! I’m definitely going to have to go to HL now to go buy that fabric and make a throw pillow for her bed!!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Fun Stephanie! I wish I was brave enough to tackle a wall like that… I bet it’s so cute!

  • I love your lamp remake! Very pretty and unique. Thanks for sharing.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Brittany!! 🙂

  • mary

    Whit you are so talented !! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mirror 😉

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks Miss Mary!

  • Adorable, I love the blue and the yellow, so pretty!!

    🙂 Valerie

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Valerie!! 🙂