Thanks for being patient with us as we revamped things a bit over here!
In my effort to ‘love doing laundry’ I decided that my newly painted laundry room needed a little lamp! I rescued this little lamp over a year ago from someone’s goodwill box and it has been waiting for a good coat of paint ever since.
I started by taking off the shade and covering the cord and top with tape.
Then, I gave her 2 coats of spray paint… That conveniently matched my new gray cabinets… Whoop!
My color of choice…
While it was drying I started destructing my shade.
We get lots of questions about recovering lamp shades. I have found that each shade is so different that it is almost impossible to tell you the right way to do it. I actually started this project with one idea in mind but as I destructed the shade that plan changed.
I pulled my trim off first.
Now my liner was glued over the shade cover so I pulled it off next. If you plan to make a new liner save this so you have your pattern. I did another detailed shade cover HERE
After both layers of fabric were removed I was left with this. I was halfway tempted to use it just like this because I love the look of that metal! Not the brass though…
This is where my plan changed and I pulled out the jute!
I bought the 4 ply jute at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 and this shade took about 1/3 roll…. That’s $1 if you missed the math 🙂
Pulled out old trusty and got to gluing. I only added a drop of glue to the metal every 5-6 wraps and it held perfect. I also kept the top and bottom metal exposed to shanty it up a bit but if yours isn’t cute you can cover it too.
I did cover that ugly brass clip with one more small piece of jute across the top. Beginning to end this took me about 5 minutes. My paint wasn’t even dry when I got done.
Here it is all put back together.
And in her new home….
Does it make me run in there grinning about laundry?? We’re getting there 😉
I think it shows great with my sign
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