January 10, 2012

Ruffle & Lace Lamp Make-over

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I am SO excited to share this make-over with you…because it has taken me over SIX MONTHS to finish it!  Yikes!  I bought an ugly brass-y lamp base from ReStore in May 2011…I primed & painted it…and then we moved.  And it sat in our closet until January 2012.

Welllll…at least it’s done, right?!  And I *love* how it turned out:

I am in *love* with ruffles AND lace, so this is so totally “me”!  My husband told me that when ruffles and lace go out of style I’ll need to buy a whole new wardrobe – I’m totally dreading that day 🙁

Here’s how I did it:

I picked up the lamp base for $4 from ReStore.

Then I used fabric from my “stash”, as you know, I loooove my neutrals:

I then hot-glued the fabric strips directly onto a $2 lampshade (also from ReStore). There was not a science to this, I just tried to make them about the same width.


I did a white/tan stripe pattern.  I put the tan stripes directly under the bottom of the white stripes.  I did this until the lampshade was covered:

But then I wanted to add a little “oomph” to it – so I added the lace between each layer.  I only let a little bit of the bottom of the lace show through:

I added it to my craft space – and I’m in love with the result!  It’s a perfect girly addition to my girly stenciled desk:

I also moved the magnetic board that I made so it was hanging vertically rather than horizontally.  I love the new look!

What do you think? Are you as obsessed with ruffles as I am!?

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  1. I love your lamp!! It is gorgeous!!

  2. Turn on the lamp and it looks so beautiful. I love that it is neutral – so cute!

  3. This is wonderful. So pretty…I love the lace too!

    I’d love for you to share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-week-twenty-one.html

  4. Nice finish on the lamp base. The ruffles look great all lit up.

  5. Awww how cute! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. What an adorable creation! I love it! 🙂

  7. adorable!! love this!

  8. I love it! Just pinned it! Thanks, Shay

  9. Wow! Love your lampshade! Making lampshades is one of my fav things to do~ i did something pretty similar ( you should check it out its on my blog) but im loven yours!! gonna have to try it thanks for inspiring!

  10. So pretty! You did such a great job! Hope you have a grand evening! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. I love this! Love the addition of the lace!! Very pretty. I did a lamp make over with that same technique! So easy! You can see it here http://thesimplylivingblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/lamp-re-vamp_25.html

  12. Christina,
    You did a great job with this! I like it because it seems like something I could do as a non-sew-er. The end result is fabulous! I’d love for you to hop on over tomorrow morning for Drab to Fab Fridays on my blog Sugar and Spice. Here’s a link to with more info. Your project would be perfect!


  13. This is absolutely adorable! I would love for you to share this at our Linky Party.



  14. I love that lamp! I love the way it looks with the light on, especially, I think.

  15. Lovely! Especially love this because there is NO sewing. Yay! I’m pinning this and will have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration. I found you via TT&J link up 🙂

  16. This is amazing ! I love this lamp so much 🙂 My desk needs one.

    I hope you will share this at my party, Some Good Stuff: http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-3.html


  17. This is just darling! My daughter and I are planning to fancy up the little lamp in her bedroom, thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Christina, this is SO cute!! I love how it turned out! 🙂 Well done!

  19. This is such a cute idea! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters


  20. My party just started and I’d LOVE to have you stop by and share this ~ TOTALLY impressive!!!

    Overflowing with Creativity

    XO, Aimee

  21. I LOVE this lamp makeover! So CUTE!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s New Wednesdays! Just wanted to let you know I featured your recipe on today’s What’s New Wednesday! I hope you’ll stop by and link up more amazing stuff 🙂

  22. Beautiful, Christina! I love ruffles (and raw edges!). It looks so pretty lit up too!

  23. Great lamp! Isn’t it incredible what a little spray paint & fabric can do!

    Check out what I did with my lamp: http://mncrafts.blogspot.com/2012/05/master-makeover-repurposing-lamps.html

  24. Excellent idea! I want to cover my lampshade – this is a great starting point 🙂


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