March 9, 2011

A Quick Makeover

Hi! I just wanted to stop in & say hi & let you all know I am feeling MUCH better today! I'm still not 100% but I feel a ton better. Thanks for the well wishes! I wanted to show you a lamp makeover I finished today.  I got this lamp at the Goodwill for $6.99 this weekend & boy was it U- G- L- Y!! So last night I decided to spray paint it flat black (I was feeling better by then & thought I could be trusted with the spray paint! lol). My son didn't understand why I wanted to paint it - He said "It's cool mom -It's GOLD!" Like that was the best color EVER! lol Of course this comes from the kid who wanted the dentist to give him a gold tooth when he got a filling last month! LOL Anyways -Next I needed to do something with the ugly shade it came with...So I very gently upeeled the accordian pleat shade that was glued to the base of the lamp shade. Once that was off I drew a pattern onto some wrapping paper and cut out some fabric I had leftover from my curtains I had made in my living room. I then used some spray glue & attached the fabric to the shade base. Here's the before/after pics - I think it looks so much better now!

I'm not leaving it right next to my curtains - it was the only spot I could get a good pic of the redo - so hopefully it won't be too much of the same fabric in one room. We'll have to wait & see I guess...if I don't like it I can always change it! lol

Well I hope everyone has a great day -it's a cold rainy one here in Ohio! blah!

6 comments:

lilraggedyangie said...

Looks good !

Sheila said...

Very nice makeover of the lamp and shade! Love the fabric too!

myomyohi said...

I have a shade that needs done. If I need help I know who to call....

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

that looks great. I re-did our bedroom lamps. I have even spray painted shades. It worked great. love what you did!
★Linda★

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

I LOVE your 'new' lamp and shade! Great makeover!
I see that you've not been feeling well either, I can certainly sympathize. Glad you are starting to feel better.

eyeballsbydaycraftsbynight said...

Hi! I just found your blog and am loving all your make-overs! That lamp looks awesome now...great job!!! ~Maggie