Monday, May 24, 2010

Office Lamp Prettified

I’ve been on the hunt for just the right lamp for my “in the works” craft room/office.  Luckily, Salvation Army had just the one I was looking for.  Unluckily, it was pretty uhhh…tall.

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I knew I was madly in love with the base, so I threw the $8.00 at the lady (thinking I was paying too much), and ran out of the store.  I, of course, forgot to take a picture of the shade I bought, but it’s this one from Target.  It was #14.99.

41DlILtFimL__AA260_ After buying the perfect hot pink/purple fabric for the shade and covering the base with approximately 12.3 coats of paint and spray gloss, here she be.

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I made the rosettes out of strips of the same fabric and applied them with hot glue.  The same hot glue that I believe gave me 2nd degree burns on my finger.  I got the idea and tutorial from several different sites.  I simply typed in “fabric rosettes”, and the information came pouring at me.

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I purchased a bundle of these flowers for $5.00 at Hobby Lobby and stuck them in a small bowl with some iridescent rocks I already had.  Since this is essentially my room, I’m taking advantage of making it a little more girly.  I’m LOVING it.IMG_1215

It’s certainly not a finished room, but it’s getting there.  Until then, I’ll just stare at my new lamp.  And the 3cm blister on my finger.

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81 comments:

Kerry said...

Very cool, or is that hot pink, job! Love it.

Kenzie said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors and am swooning over the roses!

decorchick! said...

That's beautiful! I need to redo some of our lamps. Love it!

Maggie said...

lovely! i want to do this for my daughter's room.

try hand sewing the flowers. for me, it's less painful (unless you stick yourself), faster and doesn't leave hot glue strings.
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2010/05/tutorial-scrappy-strip-rose.html

Nancy said...

Wow, that is one of the most amazing transformations I've seen! That shade and those rosettes are awesome. Good job!

Nancy

Melissa said...

LOVE! I mean, really really LOVE!! Too funny that you posted this today - I have been on Etsy much of the weekend devising my own plans for all of the wonderful fabric flower items I keep coming across. Have you seen this seller's stuff? http://www.etsy.com/shop/Frippelous I have big plans for the wreath and the ligthed flower strand in my daughter's "big girl" room. And now she just might have to have a lamp to match. Thank you - you are amazing!

Bananas and Damask Interiors said...

AMAZING LAMP!!! So beautiful and perfect for the space.

After you said I won the Modern Bird giveaway...I emailed you. I just wanted to make sure you got the email so I could be in contact with them about my picture!!

Thanks so much
anna kintigh
annakintigh@yahoo.com

Kendra@My Insanity said...

LOVE the rosettes on the shade!!! I might have to copy for my daughters' room!

Rhyah - said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wishing there was an appropriate place for something like that in my house!

Sandra said...

So cute! Sorry to hear about the burnage but I say it was worth it. It turned out adorable.

Diane at Perfectly Imperfect Life said...

I LOVE that lamp and I want one for my very own.

jen said...

WOW.
I wish I wasn't creatively tapped out. Maybe it's all these kids running around, monopolizing all my free time and all my energy.
I'll try a project again in, oh 5 years?

Sparrow's Nest said...

SO diggin' it! Especially the rosettes. Got to watch that hot glue though...it'll getcha every time!

Jen M said...

When I started reading your post I thought it would be another typical lamp makeover - spray paint the base and put a linen shade on it or something. When I scrolled down and saw the finished lamp I gasped in delight - it's absolutely beautiful! I love the colour, proportions, fabric and the roses. Sweet perefection!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love it! I am looking to do over a lamp for my guest room/craft room and this is perfect!

Suzanne said...

I love it! It's beautiful!

KJ said...

This is really great. Love the pink fabric.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your lamp turned out beautiful, Chris! I love the fabric color you chose for the shade and the rosettes look great on it!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

That is Dynomite! Love it...looks tres chic. It's beauty makes up for the finger...no?

julie said...

Absolutely love this lamp and shade! One of my favorite makeovers!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks for the inspiration!!

Margie said...

Beautiful!!!

livingindomesticity said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I've been trying to find just the right lamp in a certain shade of blue for my living room. Now I'm just going to buy whatever I like and make it right! Love your blog!

pk @ Room Remix said...

SO cute! I love that lampshade...

willoughbywhimsy said...

Now this lovely lady has a stunning hat! Yes, I think we all deserve a spot we can be as girly as we want to be.

One Life Many Journeys said...

That lamp shade ROCKS! That takes it to a hole nother level!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

That is so pretty!

Nikki said...

It's so pretty and girly!

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

so beautiful! What a transformation! I love the roses down it too! And great color combo you got going on in the room!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

Stephanie said...

You did a great job! I love it.

Angie said...

Wow! An amazing job on the flowers! Soak your blister in cold water!

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

How absolutely adorable!!!

Jessica said...

SO TOTALLY IN LOVE!

Nancy said...

I LOVE your lampshade! I think I have just the lamp to do that to.

Barb said...

Holy Crap! What a beautiful transformation. Just when I think how much I love your blog and your talents, I LOVE IT MORE....Do you realize how many women you have encouraged to get their fingers burned? HE HE HE. Never saw such a change in a lamp. The roses and colors are perfect. You rock Chris.

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

It's so beautiful! I love it! I got a lamp at SA for $1.00 that I need to redo. You are very inspiring. I'll post soon :-)
-Desiree

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

This is ABSOLUTELY adorable! You did a great job!!!

Kelly said...

So pretty! I love it!

Leave a Trail... said...

FANTASTIC!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Wow, this turned out amazing! I love the pink and the roses. You'd never know it was the same lamp!

amanda said...

Beautiful! You are very talented.

Richella said...

Wow, Chris! This is so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration to use a lamp like that. What a transformation!

Can't wait to see your finished room. Take good care of your finger!

Poofy said...

Beautiful. So inspirational! I just moved into a new house and am looking for hidden treasures like that one.

MaryRC said...

lovely job, ill give you $30 for it... Just Kidding..

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

The lamp looks great! The shade with those flowers turned out perfect! Looks more like something you would have paid a fair bit for! Good job!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh, it looks fabulous!

Kristen said...

Ohhhh...this is one of my favorites I think! Love the shade, the color and ok, the whole thing! Sorry about the burn! :(

Sandi said...

This has to be one of the best before and after project I've seen.

Great job.

Sandi

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

So pretty! I love that color of pink & the rosettes. I have a couple of lamps I can't wait to work on!

Kimmy said...

Oh that is SOOOO cute!! How adorable! I love the hot pink & rosettes!

circlelinestudio said...

Absolutely LOVE it! How fabulous is that....what you do with a few dollars and some fabric never ceases to amaze me.

Melanie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lampshade!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!!

Jamie said...

oooh! fabulous! you are amazing that you could see the potential in that lamp! my hero! :)

glamourpuss said...

super fab job on the shade!!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Chris,
That lamp is gorgeous! I love the rosettes. Definitely worth the burnt finger! :) Easy for me to say, right?
Can't wait to see the rest of the room.
Blessings!

Nicole said...

Beautiful!

Heather said...

What a wonderful way to add a shot of color and creativity! Absolutely love the lamp!!!

Christy said...

I LOVE this lamp! I want about six of them in my house. :O)

allthingsjuice said...

That looks AMAZING!!!!!

Andrea said...

Great vision. I don't think I would have seen it. I love how you totally transformed it.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I love it. So pretty! Those flowers are the perfect finishing touch!

XOXO
Jen

Amy said...

So pretty and girly! I love it!

erinjoy said...

I ♥♥♥♥♥ the lamp! Super cute!

twolittletots said...

I {heart} that lamp...great job!

Becky said...

I LOVE IT!!! I love that you saw the potential under that horrible shade. Great job :)

Juggling Thoughts said...

That lamp is absolutely adorable! Great work :) I'm thoroughly impressed!

Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous re-do!! I love how it turned out. I will look at lamps differently at the thrift stores now! I am hosting a new link up party on my blog Centerpiece Wednesdays and would love to have you participate. Come on over and check out my Memorial Day Table decor...very unique fun things.

Karin :)

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

so pretty! I just blogged about a lamp I made pink too @ www.budgetblonde.com!!!

Willow Decor said...

Chris,
Great job!! No idea how you find the time, especially with school winding down and so many year end activites!! You amaze and inspire me!
xx-Gina

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I so love this lamp! It's gorgeous! Just as soon as a know a bed bug won't make his home into one of those rosettes, I'll have to make myself one. (Sorry...Im obsessed and can't seem to type one thought without it including the words bed and bug in the sentence.) I love the girly yet sophisticated feel!

abby @ tales and trials said...

Your lamp turned out so pretty! I want one. I am always amazed at the power of spraypaint. :)

BLJ Graves Studio said...

I love your lamp. The pink is so pretty.

Leigha said...

Oh my amazing!!! I cannot wait to explore your blog.
P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment on my guest post at The Shiny Pebble. I am gushing!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

This lamp is AMAZING! I want it! In fact, I want one in every color!

pam said...

Your lamp looks wonderful, very talented lady.

Sarah said...

I love this idea. It would be perfect in my daughter's room.

Jeannette said...

I love it! I was just scrolling through and then had to re-read it twice to realize that was your project and not your inspiration. It looks amazing!

- Brittany said...

Beautiful! Just saw the link from a penny saved. This would look perfect in my guest room (being revealed today). I'll have to try it out.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

zoe said...

i love this lampshade! it's gorgeous - i might give it a try in green.

Puanani503 said...

I love what you did with the lamp shade! It's lovely:)

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