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


  1. Shawna on August 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    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 on August 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm

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

  2. Andrea Stewart on August 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    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.

  3. Miss Char on August 22, 2011 at 2:12 am

    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 on August 22, 2011 at 2:28 am

      Thanks so much!! I appreciate it 🙂

  4. heather bell on August 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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

  5. Andrea Chapman on August 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

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

  6. Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} on August 13, 2011 at 3:07 am

    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!

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