15-Minute Thrifted Lamp Makeover

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Nice, huh?


15 minutes later...
Really nice, huh?



Did you read this post? I loved the idea, but didn't have anyone who had an embroidery business who owed me a favor. So I ordered a $1 iron-on monogram patch from an online store called Laughing Lizards (I'm getting link lazy, just google it). The velvet ribbon was also under $1 at the fabric store. Both were applied with all-purpose, tacky glue.
The base was antiqued with a green paint in the grooves. I went over them with a black craft paint with a paper towel and my fingers.

Thanks for the idea, Rhoda!

If you're friends of the Nester, check my newest post, a tutorial! Or yesterday's table make-overs! Thanks for visiting,

18 Creative People Had This To Say:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Kristen! Thanks for telling me about your post. I love your lamp & it's NOT feeble at all. You did a great job and you didn't even have to cover the shade. Love the glue on letter & the trim is perfect too. Your thrifty lamp is gorgeous! So glad you got some inspiration, that is why I do it all & share. Fun, fun....

Rhoda

The Berry's Patch said...

Kristen, that lamp turned out sooo nice. It looks so much better with the monogram and trim!! Great job girl!

I had to laugh at your link lazy quote. I've been there before.

Brandee :-)

Lishak said...

Wow! I love it! That lamp is fabulous and I looooove the monogram!

Living With Lindsay said...

Nice! That's gorgeous!

The Nester said...

Yes, Yes, a MILLION times yes! Use those iron on letters! Pure genius!

southerninspiration said...

Oooooh, I love it!!! So classy looking!

Suzanne

Splendid Things said...

wow! the monogram is a great idea! thanks for sharing!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That's a great makeover! Off to explore more on your lovely blog now....

Crafty Niche said...

I would have never thought to use burlap to cover a shade! Great job!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That turned out great! I never would have known it was an iron on if you hadn't told. I LOVe the monogram!

~Amanda

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

Love the monogram. The lamp is beautiful!

The Graves' House said...

love your lamp! just what it needed!

Carisa said...

What a great, quick way to make over your lamp! I love it! Mrs. Petrie @ casapetrie.com

The Stylish House said...

Kristen,
Love your lamp’s transformation, it is ever so chic with its new look. Thanks for passing along the site where you got the monogram; I am going to Google it. ~Cathy~

Lisa said...

That is AWESOME!!!

Gina said...

What a difference! That looks great, awesome job!

Shauna said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

Kara said...

Love it! I just re-finished a lamp shade and I always thought it needed a little something more. This would be perfect. Thanks for the tip about the iron on monogram!