I picked up this wee lamp at the local auction on Thursday, along with a gorgeous french style iron vintage bed that I cannot wait to get set up in my daughter's room, a kitchen step stool, and a framed shabby chic flower print. Sorry, I only have photos of the lamp tonight, will save the rest for when I have some 'after' shots!
Anyway, here is the before shot of the lamp:
What a stunner! As I have never upcycled a lamp before, I thought I would start small, and simple. I wasted no time in ripping it to bits...
Then I masked the electrical fitting and cord, and sprayed the base with Rustoleum Spray Paint in Satin White (the one that sticks to anything, fantastic stuff!) I got too excited and forgot to take photos, sorry! What I did next was cut a piece of my chosen fabric (which happens to be oilcloth), then sprayed it with spray adhesive, and stuck it to my shade. Gosh I love that stuff! Next, I tried it on my lamp stand but it looked like it needed a little something more so I found some matching ric-rac braid in my stash, and hot-glued it around the top and bottom. Put it back together and here it is:
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