Lately, I have been browsing the plethora of adorable Franklin,TN antique shops and gathering a lot of inspiration. Among the treasures were tons of unique desk lamps – which is exactly what I needed to go with my revamped desk!
Well, these beautiful antique shop lamps were not in the ole budget,
so I had to get funky with my GW lamp.
As you may have noticed, I ripped off the stained fabric that was the lamp shade before I snapped my photo – but I am sure you can dig into your imagination to envision the before look.
Redoing the base was simple: Krylon spray paint in Almond.
For the shade, I had bigger plans (details to follow) that required a tad more elbow grease.
First, I sprayed the frame a light yellow. Next, I cut up some random fabric and burlap scraps, then tied them around the top and base of the lamp shade frame.
And now she lives happily on my desk!
I also love that I can rotate the shade to get a glimpse of different fabrics.
This was super simple and only took about an hour.
15 thoughts on “DIY: Shabby Lamp Shade”
OMG! So fun! I love that you have my purse fabric on your desk chair!!
So creative! it looks fantastic! love it!
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That lamp share is adorable! I love the mix of fabrics you used! The burlap adds just the right amount of texture and the yellow frame showing through is great!
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I love love love this! So cute!
Creative! Love it!
Reminds me of an Anthropology lamp, just they went horizontal and you went vertical.
looks so wonderful! great idea and great redo! congrats on being eature at simple home life – you are a star 🙂
Oh how clever! Great repurpose, and it makes such a fun lamp!
I totally love this idea. I have lots of scrap material around myself. I see you are new to blogging, welcome. I host a newbie party every Monday and would love to have you.
Fabulous!!! I just bought a brass lamp at a garage sale for $3…shade and all. The shade on my lamp is awful, but you have inspired me! Thanks for the tutorial!
nice & colorful!! Thanks for linking it up to our Wicked awesome wed link party.
I LOVE IT and I'm going to make one!
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