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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.

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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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39 Comments

  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 🙂
      ~Whitney

  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.=) http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/

  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!

  7. Desiree Campbell on August 13, 2011 at 1:39 am

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

  8. Nancy on August 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    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?

  9. Comeca Jones on August 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I adore the bedding! Great job on the lamp.

  10. Bethany on August 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

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

  11. Karen Rogers on August 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

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

  12. amanda on August 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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

  13. Denissa on August 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    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!

  14. Jill Flory on August 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Cute. VERY VERY cute. love it!

  15. Tiffany on August 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    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.

  16. June @ I will craft..... on August 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm

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

  17. Laura on August 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm

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

  18. Julie on August 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

    what a darling makeover, love your lamp!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks so much Julie!

  19. Jan on August 11, 2011 at 4:32 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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

  20. Allison @ House of Hepworths on August 11, 2011 at 3:47 am

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

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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

  21. kim on August 11, 2011 at 1:32 am

    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 on August 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

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

  22. Kristie on August 11, 2011 at 12:35 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks so much Krisite!!

  23. Stephanie on August 11, 2011 at 12:23 am

    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 on August 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

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

  24. Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl) on August 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks so much Brittany!! 🙂

  25. mary on August 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Miss Mary!

  26. valerie on August 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

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

    🙂 Valerie

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks so much Valerie!! 🙂

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