August 17, 2010

Lamp Revamp (from A Little Lovely)

(it's still Take-A-Look Tuesday - scroll down for that...)

hello lovely sugar bee readers!! i'm so excited to be here today and i'm so happy i get to be a part of this two week guest blogger event! i hope you'll really enjoy what i have to share with you today and you'll come stop by my blog, a little lovely. i share all kinds of interior design ideas, craft tutorials, recipes, and other diy projects.

i also host a saturday soiree linky party and hope you'll come join in the fun every saturday!!
today i'm going to share with you this simple and easy lamp revamp
isn't it just lovely now?!? i love love love the fabric. i'm wishing i would have gotten a lot more of it.
here is the before. i purchased it at a local goodwill store for about $6.99

first i took the shade off and covered the electrical part with a plastic bag and taped it down tight.
i also covered the cord at the bottom so it didn't get sprayed either.
then, i primed and spray painted a few coats of white.
while that dried i cut the beads off the lamp shade.
before

after

next i laid my fabric out upside down and rolled my lamp shade on the fabric while marking with a pencil about 1" above the top and bottom.
i cut my fabric out, wrapped it around my lamp shade, marked where the fabric came together, and sewed one straight simple line to make a 'slipcover'.
i then hot glued the extra 1" fabric on the top and bottom inside the lampshade and finished it off with some ribbon.


after the base dried i put the shade back on!!
after again!!
come visit me :) a little lovely

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

1 Fabulous Comments:

Very cute; I love it!
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