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...

Kerry

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8 comments:

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

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

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comments Debbie!

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  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. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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    1. Will do Geri! Glad you stopped by!

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  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!
    Sharla

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

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