Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Tutorial Tuesday: Vintage Lamp and Lampshade Makeover
This vintage lamp is yet another find from my trip to Utah. The base has pretty detailing and I picked it up for only five dollars. I found the shade there also for two dollars.
I used a brush to primer the base of the lamp with Bullseye Primer and then added two coats of creamy white. When the paint dried, I distressed it to fit the vintage style. The lampshade was in excellent condition, but it was quite plain. I found a one dollar pillowcase, also from DI, with a damask pattern in the prettiest shade of pale green to cover the lampshade with.
Here is a mini-tutorial showing how I recovered the lampshade:
First, I made a pattern by tracing one of the sections of the lampshade onto newspaper.
Then, I pinned the pattern to the fabric and cut out all the sections.
I attached the fabric by using a hotmelt glue gun to secure the edges and then covered the seams with strips of fabric.
Of course, I had to add ruffles to the top and bottom of the shade for the finishing touch.
What do you think of my eight dollar lamp?