Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thrift Store lamp + old potato sack = Chic Lamp Makeover

One of the items on my "New Years to-do list" (we all have those right? even if we don't write them down) was to work on getting some new lamps. I am a bargain shopper and lamps are not cheap! I went to Goodwill, the lamp graveyard, and found this brass one for less than $5.
I had a white drum shade from Target and I covered it with one of these potato sacks I bought at the Country Living Fair for $5. I just cut it a little larger than the shade and folded the sides under and hot glued it on.

I painted the lamp a Metallic Bronze and added some ruffle trim to it from Hobby Lobby (also hot glued on). And I have a new lamp for under $20 including the drum shade. I might go back and paint the lamp using a looking glass spray paint once I get some to lighten the look a little, but I'm still deciding.
For now, I am quite pleased!


Here she is at night.

Linking up to Transformation Thursday at Shabby Chic Cottage

28 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

WoW Amy great job, the lamp looks AWESOME!

Jamie said...

I think it looks wonderful! What a great idea. I'm your newest follower from Transformation Thursday. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Darling! Love the mix of rustic with feminine. The ruffle is the perfect touch! Great job!
xo,
Michelle

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a great lamp transformation! I love both the color you painted it and the darling shade make over!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Love this, Amy! You are so super creative!! Lori

Amanda Dale said...

LOve, love, love it!!! The potato sack is such a fun touch!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

This is sooooo cute!

I just found a hobnail milk glass lamp at Goodwill and am looking for a shade. This would do nicely!

Stop by the Beach Bungalow for a visit sometime!

Sue
xo

Elise said...

Oh my goodness, Amy, I LOVE it!! I think that lampshade is fab!!!!
Elise

J.A.M (Jonathan, Anna, and Michelle Norton) said...

The lamp turned out cute! Where did you get your ruffle panels? I want something simple like this for my living room!

Thanks for your tip about the kitchen light fixture. I have some questions about it sometime for you :)

I need a girlfriend day. Maybe we can plan one sometime soon!

Alyssa said...

What a great idea! This would be so cute in my kitchen. :) I'm a new follower...come on over to Boston Bee when you get a chance ;)Alyssa

Kerri said...

I LOVE this idea! Droolworthy! Great job!

Meg said...

That's AWESOME! I love the result. So cute!

Mrs.B said...

That's really cute, you did a great job.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

That looks very cute. You did good.

The Decorating Diaries said...

That is sooo cute!

Janet

A Thrifted Market said...

Love the lamp! Just found your blog and can't believe how many things we have in common. Both have 3 kids, married several years, live in the south, same favorite movies, both Geminis, I love the Lord also, etc. Wow! Come check out my blog..I will be back!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I love the lamp and lampshade! love the ruffle!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

THis is darling~ what a great job- it looks so sweet! I love it~new follower! :)

Tammy said...

that turned out so cute!! I would love it if you shared this at my party on wednesday.

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

1 Funky Woman said...

Hi there! I just found you and I am in love with this idea! It turned out wonderfully! I am thinking I might need to snag this idea!

New follower!

Love for you to stop over. I have a wonderful art giveaway going on!

Megan

Molly said...

I am so in love with this lamp! You're definitely an inspiration. I'm giving you a blog award. Come check it out!
http://piecesofmolly.blogspot.com/2011/02/thank-you-and-some-faves.html

Traci said...

One of the best lamp makeovers I've ever seen, I especially love the way you transformed the shade and those ruffles just add the finishing touch!

decdiva1 said...

very clever! and cute! great transformation!

Laurel said...

What a transformation...love it! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Ellie said...

So pretty! I love the ruffle at the bottom. :)

katecreativesalvage said...

love your lamp, I have a coffee sack, perhaps I will try it, I like that is so original.
I just started following your blog, would you follow mine?? Its new,
Martha

{northern cottage} said...

this lampshade is an oldie but a goodie - i'm still in LOVE with it...what a great little fun addition that ruffle bottom is! xo

www.NorthernCottage.net

Lisa Montsion said...

For me the more lamps the better. I want my house to be super bright.

lisa