Monday, April 9, 2012

DIM Lamp

I was inspired by all the lamp transformations across blog world and wanted to Do-It-Myself.   I had the perfect candidate.   It's OK to admit that you might have one of these in your home.

I started out trying to make a pattern for the lampshade.  I would never make it as a graphic designer because my pattern ended up with 6 sides when the lampshade only has 4!  Haaa ha ha!  I have no idea how that happened!

I decided to "fit" the fabric to the shade.

Like so, place the fabric over the shade and shape it around.  I made a few pencil marks to help out.

Using Easy-Tack, spray the shade all over the outside.

Press the fabric onto the shade and trim.  I trimmed a little at a time until I got the fit that I was looking for.

Turn under the edges and use the hot glue gun to secure it under the shade.

I love the burlap covered lampshades at the Pottery Barn.  This fabric with a loose weave worked well for this project.

I spray painted the lamp stand using brushed nickel.   Just do a few light coats for an even finish. 

Had to pet the kitty because I have ignored him all this time.

I am satisfied with how it turned out.  Much better than the original lamp!  Maybe I'll use burlap for the next one.

And I think the kitty is trying to tell me something...

I have a yellow lamp just like the blue one...thinking of my next lamp transformation...


I'm joining these parties:

The Lamp Challenge over at the



  1. What a beautiful job you have done on this lamp! It looks just perfect. Megan

  2. You done good! It's easy right, and fun. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the newbie party.

    1. Thanks for your sweet comments Debbie!

  3. Thanks for checking out my blog. I love your lamp redo. Very cute. I'm your newest follower. I hope you will follow me back.

    1. Will do Geri! Glad you stopped by!

  4. Kerry, Your lamp redo turned out GREAT! I'm loving the burlap shade. I'm looking around as I write this to see what lamps I have that might be candidates for a burlap redo. I found you through Debbiedoo's Newbie Party. I'm looking forward to following your blog and also seeing more of your cute kitty!

    1. Thanks Sharla, would love to see your lamp if you redo one!


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