Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Easy Lampshade Makeover...

As any good blogger will tell you, you ALWAYS take before pictures. Well I forgot to, so you are gonna have to trust me that this sassy little thing was originally a $3 lamp with no shade from a yardsale and that it was the ugliest thing on the East Coast. Think dirty brown wood and brass. BUT, if you do A LOT of sanding, paint it red, and make it a cute shade you end up with a fantastic lamp!
I took a lampshade my Mom gave me years ago. It was just a simple white shade from Bed Bath and Beyond. I added fringe to the top, and ribbon to the bottom.


After a closer look, I decided to cover the cord with red fabric because it needed "something else". (Excuse the fact it is sitting on my kitchen counter. I still have not found just the right place to put this cutie patootie.)
A couple hours and $3 later you have an adorable lamp that is truly unique. This could be so cute in a lot of different spaces. Think primary colors for a little boy's room, or even pink for a little girl's.
I am linking up to ASPTL's DIY Tuesday
DIY Day @ ASPTL
and Reinvented's Trash to Treasure Tuesday. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting!

20 comments:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Holy cow, Mandi, that's adorable! I think it looks great right there on your kitchen counter! :)

Christine @ Great Oak Circle DIY said...

It looks great! Love the red

Sherri S said...

CUTE lamp! I love the red!

A Touch of Country said...

It's adorable Mandi!

I love the added fringe on top...it just sets it off marvelously!

Fall Hugs,

Natalie

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I’m stopping by from Reinvented DIY Day! Love your lamp it super cute and FUN! I love how your cord cover is thin and not think and bulky like most!

Also, saw your WW button on your side bar. I’m a WW girl too! I’m going to have to check into that.

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It looks amazing! I love the cute little ribbons you added. :) Very cute, and very creative! Stopping by from Kimba's party. :)

Lori said...

Oh, my...that is GORGEOUS!! Well done. I love it!!

Carrie said...

I love this! You are so creative, Mandi.

Heidicoo said...

oooh, that is really cute!

beth said...

Very cute. I love it!! :)

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Hey Mandi,
Wanted to pop in and invite you to join in on a challenge I'm hosting over at my blog. Come over and take a look and see if your interested :0)

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

Stacie said...

I love those ribbon loops, a great twist on a lamp re-do.

Lumasis said...

Mandi,

Love the makeover. I have been in the lampshade business for 30 years and love to see creativity like yours! Keep the great ideas flowing!

David Brown
http://www.BrownsLampshades.com

Helen McGinn said...

Stopped by from SITS, lovely lamp! x

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Stopping in from SITS.

Isn't it fun to give new life to something. You did a great job.

Whitney Caroline Designs said...

Mandi,
This is my first visit to your blog and I just love your lamp makeover! How very fun and creative. I will have to keep checking in to see what other great ideas you come up with!

Michelle said...

The ribbon on the bottom is super cute! Maybe I will fancy up my little ones lamp.

BlueCastle said...

I love that you covered the cord. That is brilliant. :) Looks really great.

tales and trials said...

Your lamp is so stinkin adorable. LOVE it!! It would fit perfectly in my kitchen with the reds and blacks. I may have to make one my self. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jenny said...

Your lamp is too cute!!!

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