Monday, September 6, 2010

Groovy Lamp Redo

Harleigh will be coming home this next weekend and so I've been doing little things to make her bedroom and bathroom feel like home despite a good bit of her personal belongings being gone and in her new room at college. Her bathroom's been begging for a lamp for awhile and so I decided to do a makeover on a lamp I've had tucked away. My mom gave me this lamp years and years ago. She had it in her kitchen and I've since used it in mine. The shades have seen their last day; it's impossible to get them any cleaner.
So I spray painted the lamp base orange and then tore off the paper shades. To make new shades wasn't an easy feat since the shade frame isn't one solid piece. Rather it's two separate pieces — a double ring at the top and a single ring at the bottom. I cut the old shade off and made a pattern. With some scrapbook paper and ball fringe, the lamp has gone from beachy country to groovy bohemian. And I see more redos of this lamp in the future!

6 comments:

Christine said...

Perfect! I'm all smiles.

Celestial Charms said...

The lamp turned out fabulous. What young lady wouldn't want that in their bedroom. Your daughter might be tempted to wisk it away to take it back to school with her. Be warned! ;)
Maureen

Elizabeth said...

How darling are those lamps!! Great job.

How far is Harleigh from home?

Empty Nest Full Life said...

She's gonna love the lamp! Jackie

Ashley said...

So cute!

Gretchen said...

Love the lamp and so will Harleigh!

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite bloggers! That would be you Dawn. Have a great weekend with your little girl.

Hugs, Gretchen

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