Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Shabby Lamp Makeover

During one of our after dinner walks this summer my husband & I noticed one of our neighbors putting a floor lamp out to the road.  Well you know me,  these are my favorite finds.  I was told it still works, they just didn't need it anymore.  I let him know we would gladly take it off his hands.  He was happy to oblige, he always thought it had potential.  I couldn't agree more. 

Here is a picture of it before:

I knew just what I wanted to do :)
I had seen some french paper online that was waiting for the perfect project for an excuse to order it. 

This paper is translucent & would make a perfect lamp shade.  I found it on Etsy, here is the link if you want to check it out for yourself.  I know, the wheels are just spinning aren't they?

I painted the lamp shabby white & stripped the wicker off the lamp shade frame.  Then I waited patiently for the paper to arrive.

I was NOT disappointed!  This paper is lovely.....
I saved the panels of wicker to use for a pattern.

Whew!  With only one roll, I had just enough for this shade.  I cut each panel out, making sure I would have enough to overlap the edges. I used Modge Podge to glue the new panels to the frame. 

Here it is all put back together......

I just love the end result....

It's so pretty when you turn it on. These pictures just don't do it justice.

I even tried taking a picture outside to see if I could get better lighting.

Here it is in my booth, all dolled up for the Holidays.

Well, now I can scratch that one off my "Dreaming about doing" list.  What would you do with this beautiful paper? I would love to hear your ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Check us out on Facebook to see what we're up to.  Enjoy your day,  Dee


  1. I have to go see the paper now you have shown this lovely transformation of the lamp. I bet it will not last long.

  2. Love this! I'd love it if you'd add it to our link party @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2013/11/its-that-time-again-friday-follow-along.html

  3. This is awesome! Love the paper you chose. Thanks for sharing, visiting from Miss Mustard Seed.

  4. WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Judi in the UK

  5. Oh I love this!! It turned out so pretty, what a great idea to use translucent paper! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux.

  6. Love it in white! So pretty and that paper is lovely. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x