Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lamp Makeover

Well, while Mr. Fanatic was finishing up tiling our upstairs bath, I started on another project. Look what I made!!! Yes, even though I have been sewing & making things for years, I still surprise myself every time something I make comes out good.


We purchased this lamp several months ago at Target for my youngest daughter's room, before we had really nailed down what she wanted her room to look like. You can click here to see. After deciding the look, this lamp really didn't fit in, but I thought I could make it look a little better if I covered the shade with some burlap.
 Here's the lamp before:

My daughter wasn't sold on my idea of covering the shade with light burlap, so I made it a slipcover, instead of attaching it permanently to the shade. All I did was hot glue the end around it.













Then I sewed the edges.

Not very happy with the way the edge came out because the green edge of the lamp shows at the top
Hmmmmm, what to do ...


I went through the neatly organized boxes in my craft room & found some fringe. I hot glued it on the top & bottom of the shade.
This is the lamp with the light off..........................................This is with the light on. 
So pretty.
Two burns from the hot glue gun later ....  I love it! I hope she does too!!!


Hope you all had a terrific weekend! 


Thanks for stopping by,
Pam




47 comments:

  1. Cute Pam! I love the Burlap!~ Did you see my Charlotte post? Have you ever been there? Have a great night, we still have company and have been eating like fools!

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  2. Too cute!! Bet your daughter is impressed by her mom's great craft skills!!
    Have a wonderful week!!

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  3. Very cute!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful makeover at MM. :)

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  4. You are so right! Your lamp turned out fantastic. Gave it a whole new looks and I love it!

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  5. It turned out cute! It's kind of fun that you can still see the green through the burlap when it's on too.

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  6. What a great transformation, I love it, love the fringe

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  7. You made a nice job of that. Look lovely. Valerie

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  8. Very nice. I like your new creation...

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  9. That is soo cute. I love the way it looks both off and on. Neat idea!!

    Blessings,
    Kim

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  10. How cute - I really like the fringe too!

    I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and give JaneT some advice for her headboard to bench project.

    Allison

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  11. Yes, I agree, the fringe is adorable!

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  12. Adoreable yes and with a touch of the sixties, great work.


    Tyra

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  13. That really came out nicely! Isn't it amazing how versatile burlap is? And a bargain, too!

    Amanda

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  14. What a great transformation! Your new lampshade turned out beautiful. I'm sure lovin' burlap these days.

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  15. wow, love, love, love the lamp! Wonderful idea~

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  16. So cute!! I love the fringe - it makes the whole lamp.

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  17. I love it! If she doesn't like it, take it for yourself! : )

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  18. Terrific project! Coming to you via Mary's.

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  19. This is really cute! I love it.

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  20. wow, look at that, very creative and inspiring, I wish I could design something like that

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  21. What a lovely transformation!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments on my mudroom post.
    Cheers!
    Nicole

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  22. That looks great. Who doesn't love bulap? Thanks for the visit and the nice comment.

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  23. I especially like it with the light turned on. The slight green glow makes it really unique!

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  24. Love the color change with the lights on! Great job!

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  25. Pam, that looks so good. I love how it is green again when the light is turned on. You get two looks for one. Great job!!

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  26. LOVE it ... but, sorry about your burns !! I KNOW your daughter loves it !! You are one talented decorator ... thanks for the inspiration. And, also THANKS for your sweet note about my great room ... you're too kind, and, of course, I'm still futzing around in there !! LOL ... we're never satisfied, are we? Hugs, Becca

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  27. Love the lamp...super cute!! Very creative!

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  28. I love how it looks when it's lit! Very pretty and I hope your burns heal quickly :)

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  29. looks wonderful. I'm seeing a lot of burlap on lamp shades

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  30. I really like this shade and how the green shows up through the burlap. Lovely!

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  31. i love how the green shows up!!
    xoxo
    koshy
    http://koshysblog.blogspot.com/

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  32. Very nicely done! I love how you made it so elegant and sleek at same time.

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  33. Wow, what a transformation on your lamp.....thanks for showing us this project.

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  34. Awesome! This is beautiful. I love the burlap. I recently re-did a lamp, you should check it out. tancamjenksfam.blogspot.com

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  35. I love the way it casts light now...it's gorgeous on or off!

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  36. Very pretty! Like the fringe. It really fits the design of the lamp.

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  37. This is just just cute and clever. I really love the way the green shows through the burlap when the lamp is lit!!!
    Warmly,
    Tracey

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  38. That is a much nicer look for that lamp. Job well done.
    I think the more we try projects like this the more quickly we come up with ideas for sprucing up other things as well.

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  39. Hi Pam...

    It's so nice to have you for Sunday Favorites, my friend...this was a great post! I love, love, LOVE your lamp shade redo! I especially like how the bright green shows through a bit when the lamp is turned on...pretty effect! Great job, my friend! I'm sure that your daughter will love her new lamp!!! If not...I will be more than happy to send you my address! Hehe!

    Thank you again for participating in Sunday Favorites...hope you'll join us again!!!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  40. I love your lamp shade. It turned out great!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  41. I love how the color changes when the light is on. Just too cute!

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  42. This is so cute. The trim really sets it off!!!

    Good job!
    Hugs, Maki
    Maki's Little Red House

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