Young and Crafty Sisters: Feminine Lamp

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Feminine Lamp

As I mentioned before, we had a very small lamp on the end table. It definitely got lost on the wall.  It was too skinny and the shade was too small.  

I picked up this beauty at the thrift store for a total of 5 buckaroos!  That's what I'm talking about!

Beautiful right?  Not so much. I picked up this lamp becuase I loved the chunky curves. I knew that I could easily spray paint it any color I wanted.  As you can see, I already put a plastic bag over the electrical parts. I didn't sand or anything.  Just sprayed right over it and I only gave it one coat!

Doesn't spray paint make such a huge difference?  Glossy black, you are my new love :)

Now for the feminine part, the lampshade.  Is it sad that I spent more on the lampshade than on the actual lamp?  I bought the shade for about $14 at Wal-Mart. This was my first ever lampshade redo and I knew I wanted to go with a drum shade.  The word on the street was that drum shades are much easier to recover. It was pretty easy but it didn't turn out perfect.  There are a few puckers and the lining on the inside is a little uneven but overall I LOVE it. Since the color of the room is a bit masculine, I added a few rosettes to feminine it up a bit.

I think the rosettes are just what it needed!  They are actually very simple to make.  I read a few tutorials and just kind of made up my own way.  I didn't sew them at all. A hot glue gun is all you need! I went with a grey fabric to tie in with the room and I knew that the white rosettes would pop against the color. I just love it!!

Isn't she beautiful all lit up?

I didn't think I could love a lamp this much :)