Monday, June 13, 2011

Lamp Redo

This weekend I worked on redoing 2 lamps that sit on end tables in my living room. I bought them about 6 years ago. My tastes have greatly changed since then, so I decided they needed a makeover! Here's what they looked like before:
 
I know, scary right? I didn't like the beads that hung down like the lamp on the right, so I always kept them tucked under.

I forgot to take a picture, but I liked the texture and color of the shade, so I just removed the beads. Then I spray painted the bases in Heirloom White.


After several coats of paint and some cute burlap rosettes, here's what they look like now:

So much better!!! I don't have a tutorial for the rosettes. But, I just looked around online at different tutorials and kind of played around until I was happy with how they looked. I cut different lengths of burlap to have different size rosettes. I cut them about an inch wide, folded them in half, then ironed them so they would stay folded. Then I twisted them, rolled them, and hot glued in places to help them keep their shape. I hot glued them to the lamp shade. 






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60 comments:

  1. Cynthia (Simply Chic Treasures)June 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    So cute. What a great makeover!

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  2. I love your lamps! I'm featuring them today on the Addicted 2 Decorating Inspiration Files (the 10:00am post).

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  3. oh my gosh, this is SUCH a cute idea!! these turned out awesome!

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  4. Your lamps are great. I've been doing some shade make overs that I got thrifting.Kinda fun

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  5. Just darling and so simple! The perfect DIY!
    Visiting from BNOTP
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  6. you did a fantastic job on the lamps! Understated elegance! Totally beautiful!!!!

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  7. Okay those are SO dang freakin cute!!! Oh my gosh! I love the brick wall as well.... so charming! Found you from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. LOVE these lamps, I am now following :)

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  8. Co cute, love this transformation.
    Jeanette

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  9. Really beautiful transformation.

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  10. I have to say... I love the redo! Great job!!

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  11. Super Cute blog!! :) I am your newest follower! I will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog to learn new things!! If you would like to take a look at my blog that would be wonderful and follow me back! For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com Look out for some giveaways also like mineral make-up. I am new to this but excited to share ideas on yummy food!
    Thanks,
    Brooke

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  12. Love the lamps, they are super cute. I am a new blogger too and was inspired by all the blogs that I read. I am definitely going to follow you.. Hope you will check out my blog and follow me too. http://4theloveofdecorating.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the rosettes! I never tire of seeing those - anytime, any place. Thanks for the great idea.

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  14. Those are too cute. Love them. Thanks for joining my party. I would love a link added to your post back to the party. Thanks

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  15. They turned out great! Love the rosettes. Thanks for stopping by BC Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

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  16. That's just cute! Nice job!! Would you consider linking up at 365 days to Simplicity to the linky party Simply Creative?

    Angela
    http://365days2simplicity.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-celebration-of-almost-hitting-100.html

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  17. You are so clever and thrifty too. they turned out beautifully.

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  18. I am LOVING these lamps. I think I need some in my living room!

    http://ashtonscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  19. Very cute! Love those flowers on the shades!

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  20. so cute! i love the flowers:)

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  21. This transformation sure made for some cute lamps. The little rosettes just speak words!! Isn't it funny how our perspective changes after having seen such inspiration of everyone else's blogs? Visiting from Diann's party.
    ~ Sue

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  22. OMG! too cute! gonna share them on my Coffee Clean Cupcake FB page!! TOO CUTE!

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  23. Your lamps are very beautiful and so unique, nobody else will ever have a set just like yours. That is the fun of crafting!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  24. Love love love your beautiful shades. Your rosettes are just the right touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Love them! And isn't it true how much blogging inspires us. It's saved me a fortune in redecorating.

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  26. They are the sweetest lamps ever good job!

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  27. so cute :) I did this with fabric fro a shirt from goodwill! It really makes the lamp look stylish! love it!

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  28. Very cute! I love the flowers and you take great photos! Thank you for sharing this at my party!

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  29. so cute!! That look great on your little table! I love rosettes and in burlap these are great!

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  30. Thank you for joining me his week at the Simply Creative blog party at 365 days to Simplicity! Please join me every Thursday and we’ll party like it’s 1999!

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  31. Those turned out super cute! What a great idea to put the roses on them. You did a great job making the roses. I tried ribbon roses and they weren't that easy to create. Yours look perfect. Thanks for linking this up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  32. What an amazing transformation and idea!! LOVE it! And what is so amazing about it is that you can really make the rosettes to match the decor in your room!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
    -April

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  33. Those lamps are gorgeous! I found you over at Serenity Now...so creative and I love the burlap!

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  34. Those turned out wonderfully perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    MayLee Joe
    maidendshade.blogspot.com

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  35. From "frumpy" to "fabulous" These are a wonderful example of re-do, re-use.... Happy (belated) White Wednesday. :)

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  36. That lamp is the most gorgeous lamp I've seen! Thanks for your sweet comment on my mom's bedroom. Btw, I have a blog party called Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope you can join us this Sunday at 5 pm, PST :)

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  37. Your lamps turned out wonderful! Very nice transformation! Thank you for joining Thrifty Things Friday party! Have a lovely weekend!

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  38. They look really good. I love the shape of the lamp base.

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  39. What a great job you did on these lamps ! So glad I found your blog as I've had a lovely time browsing your fabulous photos xx Ava from Australia

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  40. i love how your pretty little lamps turned out...so shabby and lovely...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded and i hope you'll be back next week for the summer block party!

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  41. I'm your newest follower xx Ava

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  42. Hi Melissa! The lamps and shades are so cute! I love the rosettes. Thanks for joining my party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  43. Hi Melissa! What a great makeover!

    I just added this to my Decor board on Pinterest!

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  44. Cute! I did a lamp redo a while back similar to yours and I love how it turned out - good job!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  45. They look really nice. I love the paint job and the lamp shade re-do. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  46. Hi Melissa,
    Your lamps are so cute. Great transformation. Thanks for visiting me and for the compliment.

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  47. LOVE this SO much! I redid a lamp a while back with burlap rosettes and LOVED the results! These look wonderful! It is amazing what a little spray paint and some creativity can do :) I love your blog! I am a new follower from Homemaker on a Dime! I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime! I also host a weekly weekend blog party! Have a great weekend!
    Crysta
    http://www.homemakerinheels.com

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  48. Love this!! Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  49. These lamps really look amazing! I absolutely love them!!! Can I steal your idea? I have a lamp with a plain jane shade that I have been dying to alter and this may be just the thing it needs!

    Kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  50. So true, blogging has changed my way of thinking to "out of the box." It is amazing how you can transform something to look totally different. I love what you have done with the lamps! I have not been blogging very long....and have learned so much from fellow bloggers. I have less trash!

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  51. I had to come by and see those lamps, gorgeous! I have a lot of lamp love going on lately and by far, yours are the bestest I've seen!

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  52. WOW!! I can't believe this transformation... I so want these lamps for my own house! I featured this project on my blog today. Here is the link:

    http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2011/06/wednesdays-wowzers-2.html

    Thanks for inspiring!

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  53. Awesome makeover! Love them. Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! xo Jami

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  54. Such a cute idea! I am inspired.

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  55. so pretty ... love the burlap flowers!

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  56. Thanks for the pictures. I volunteer for a charity resale store and we have a great lamp for sale that would be perfect for this makeover...I just posted your article with the picture on our Facebook page.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-NCJW-Resale-Shop-St-Louis/145992922085248

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