9/28/2009

Living Room Lamp Revamps

These lamps were originally in our Master Bedroom. But after seeing so many DIY Lamp revamps and a lamp that Young House Love did for their nephews nursery....mine just started to look boring to me. I knew with a little bit of fabric and some trim, they would look perfectly in our Totally Awesome Living Room!!!

I will be honest here.
These have been THE HARDEST PROJECT YET!!! And, after some pretty close calls on just flat out giving up, I managed (with Matt's encouragement) to finally make them look nice. I don't really understand why I had such a hard time, BUT it was difficult. The trim was easy, just the fabric part.

I found some fabric at Hancock Fabric. It was on clearance!!!
I also bought trim and fringe from Hobby Lobby!

Here is the BEFORE:







Here is the AFTER:





I should have straightened out the fringe before taken the pic, but I was just too excited!!





I can not decide if I should spray paint the base or not or what color. Help me out!!!

Let me know your thoughts!!!!




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14 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Cute. Custom shades are so fun and make a ho-hum lamp something that is personal and unique.

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I'm glad you didn't give up, it looks great!
gail

Dresser Girl said...

I love it!!

2sisters said...

I am so excited to see lamp redos! I am looking to redo the one in my daughters room, so I love to see examples. Yours are darling. With so much dark on your tables, the shade really stands out, maybe paint the base a lighter shade?

Sheri said...

Looks great! I think I'd paint the base a lighter shade.

I have a linky party going on come on over and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

Mandy said...

Very cute! Love the shade!
I'd paint the base, too - distressed white? Seems like that would really compliment the shade.
Great job!

Sheri said...

Hi! Thanks for linking up at my place! I run Room a Month every Sunday evening (Monday morning) and leave it up all week. Don't ask why it's called "room a month"! LOL I started the room a month idea with the best of intentions and then realized I would NEVER complete a room, let alone in a month!

judi said...

hey sissy. just wanted you 2 no that b 4 i got 2 the end of your tray project i was thinking what cute gifts these would b. i'm difinitly doing this craft 4 all of noahs teachers. sooooo cute and very practical. thx. all my love and all i have, mom

L i z a said...

it looks great! love the fabric you chose.

Azul is SO cute! :)

~Country Lady~ said...

Hi Ashlee! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am delighted to visit your wonderful blog. I love what you've done with your lamp. I'd paint the base a lighter color such as the infamous Heirloom White. I'll enjoying visiting you in the future. Blessings!!

The McCrays said...

Very Cute! Love your blog!

Sheri said...

Thanks for linking to my Room a Month, if you think of it could you link back so others can find it? Thanks! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

REbekah said...

Ahhhhh...the power of trim!!! Looks fab!!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love that beaded trim! I think the lamp base would be great painted a creamy white or ivory color, but it looks good how it is too! Just do whatever you like best. :)
Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday, please remember to link back to REINVENTED in your post. :)

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