Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another Lamp Redo

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I really enjoyed how my guest room lamp redo turned out and decided to make-over one in my living room.  I've had this lamp for a long time - probably 6 or 7 years.  There was nothing wrong with it and I still really liked it, it just was looking a little dark and was begging for an update.
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Here's the lamp before:
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See all the brown and dark tones?  Please try and ignore those nasty cords too!
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A little primer, spray paint, and fabric, and my lamp was transformed.
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I really like the new lighter tones and I love that fabric on the shade!  I had just enough leftover from my bulletin board project.  I couldn't find this exact color online, but Fabric.com has it in a similar color.  I actually bought some of that color recently for an upcoming project - it was a great price and I couldn't resist.
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The spray paint I used was Krylon, Dover White.
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After I covered the shade with the new fabric I used bias tape to cover the edges, just like I did in my first lamp redo. 
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For step, by step directions, see my original lamp redo post here.
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32 comments:

Cincy said...

That is awesome! I need to do that on the lampshade in my 1/2 bath off the kitchen. Great job! Karen

Kari said...

This looks awesome! My friend Amy redid her lamp shades in this exact fabric :) Great choice!

Alisa said...

I love the fabric and the shape of the lamp really shows up nice in white. Great Job Alissa!!

Tashia said...

Love the new look!

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

Beautiful! it looks like a totally different lamp! I'm going to check out your how-to right now!

southerninspiration said...

oh how fabulous!!Looks great!

Suzanne

Tammy@InStitches said...

You did a great job, that lamp looks so much better white !

Atelier de Charo said...

So cute transformation!

Kim said...

This is so lovely. The lamp has such great lines--it looks completely new.

bet1975 said...

Love your fabric choice! looks great!!!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Love this! It is amazing what a difference some paint and fabric can make to anything!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Looks great, Alissa. I really love the fabric you used on the shade. It looks so fresh. Beautiful!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I love it! Great job, Alissa!

Terri said...

This is super cute...love the shape of the shade and the fabric you covered it in!!

Rene said...

The lamp looks great! Isn't Dover white a nice white? You have probably answered this ? a thousand times, but what color are your walls in those images?

-Rene

Kathy said...

I just love that lamp, the base and the shade look so nice today

Janean said...

much better! the bias tape is a great tip - that's the tricky part to me. :)

Sara said...

Love the lamp shade! I just discovered your blog and I can already tell I'm going to be addicted! Fabulous! :)

the cape on the corner said...

so gorgeous! you can really see the details in the lamp now that it is white, and you know i love that fabric!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Love the new look!

Judy said...

Amazing job. What a transformation.

Cori said...

Love this makeover!

Going to try one very soon.

Thanks!

Cori

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love this!!! Had to share on my FB page!! :)

oops! said...

I just did a lamp redo! Wish I had seen this post before I did mine. I love yours!

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This looks awesome! My friend Amy redid her lamp shades in this exact fabric :) Great choice!
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