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Whitney’s $15 Lamp Makeover… WOW!!

Hey guys!! I am loving my latest shanty turned chic… so much in fact that I may steal it from my son, who I made it for!! He has been needing a lamp for his room and I recently came across this baby at Target. BAD… I know, but for $15 I knew it would work. It has the perfect shape for this project…

I started by painting the lamp with Rustoleum American Accents Canyon Black spray paint. While that wa drying I took the shade off the lamp and layed it on a piece of burlap to measure how much I would need. I just added about 1 1/2″ to each end and cut a long piece.
My next step was to attach the burlap to the shade. The drum shade made this super easy! I just used Elmer’s spray adhesive to attach it. Spray a bit on the lamp and then roll it on to your burlap until you make it back to where you started… easy, easy.

At this point I used my hot glue gun to pull up my extra fabric on each end. Just run a small line of glue on to the inside of the shade and then pull your burlap up… Make sure you pull snug to get a clean edge!!

Here is what the inside should look like…
Both sides finished…


Now for the fun part… I LOVE antique press blocks. They are so cute and have endless decorative uses! The best place to find them is on Ebay! I found this “C” for $3. To attach it to the lamp I ran a small line of Gorilla Super Glue down the back of the block. I also added some to the bottom of the block. This glue set up in less than 30 seconds… LOVE it!! Once again…easy,easy!

Here it is… Looking so lonely without a shade:)…


My shade was finished at this point but needed a little something extra. I used a thick strip of grosgrain ribbon and hot glued it 1 1/2 inch from the bottom of the shade.
I used a lighter to keep my ends from fraying and made a loop at the end of the ribbon and glued it down to the shade. And… what doesn’t look cute with a giant button on it?? LOVE it!
Now I expect you all to go to Target now and start making your own!! Want to see it in action??


FINALLY!!! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our very first link party… I Made it Without My Hubby!!! We are hosting it on October 8th and it will include a fun giveaway! I expect ALL of you guys to be there!!! Ashley will be posting all the info on it by tonight so stop back by and check it out!! Thanks for stopping by!!

I will be posting this at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday!
I will also be posting this over at Hooked on Houses for Hooked on Fridays… Check it out!!
I will also post this at The Inspired Room!
I will also be linking this post at DIY Day over at A Soft Place to Land!!

51 Comments

  1. Infarrantly Creative on September 30, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Love the antique press block…I am off to ebay to check em out! You and your burlap craze!

  2. Kim -today's creative blog on September 30, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Ok you little dynamo's! I have featured you today on Today's Creative Blog.
    email me for your featured button.
    [email protected]

  3. Tamera on September 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Great lamp! Need some new ones for the master bedroom…hmmmm..

  4. a little bit vintage on September 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    SO cute Whitney! Great transformation! 😉

    Smiles,
    Rachel

  5. Natalie on September 30, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I love the many uses for burlap! The lamp looks great. I love the pressed block. I am going to look on ebay for those! Thanks again for a great super chic idea and I love it even more that it's thrifty!

  6. [email protected] on September 30, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    awesome lamp. sounds like a great party!!!

  7. { L } on September 30, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Everything you girls touch turns into a masterpiece. 😉 Simply amazing.

    Also, I'm doing my first giveaway on my blog right now if you're interested:

    http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html

  8. duchess on September 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Adorable! Great job (once again).

  9. Cara on September 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Seriously, you guys are amazing, lol!! Great job!

    Cara

  10. ~ RM on September 30, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    So creative! Great job

  11. Joyce @ Cheap Frills on September 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Very cute – I love the button, really makes it unique!

  12. 3LittleByrds on September 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I love it. I've been looking for a lamp for my son's room also and I might just try this.

  13. Nancy on September 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    There isn't anything you girls can't do. I want to be you when I grow up! 😉 Do you have trouble with your burlap "shedding"? I got some and it sorta drives me nuts. But I'd love to cover a shade with it to repurpose it for a new lamp I bought.

    Nancy

  14. pk on September 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Love, love, love that lampshade! Great job!
    pk @ room remix

  15. Love the Decor! on September 30, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    You are way too clever !! LoveThis!!!

  16. Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure on September 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    WOW! that is so perfect! I love it! especially with the big "C"! too cute! i would steal it from my son if i were you 🙂

  17. patinamarie on September 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Very nice and warm.

    I love those print blocks too. A friend of mine has a ton from her grandfathers old print shop displayed in her scrap room.

  18. The Soladay Family on September 30, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Absolutely prefect!! Very creative!

  19. Candice on September 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Brilliant!

  20. [email protected] on September 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    It doesn't even look close to the original. Another great makeover!

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