Monday, May 7, 2012

Giant Lamp!

I found a giant lamp at the thrift store and only paid $4 for it! Here's the step by step on how I made over this piece.


  • Fabric
  • Liquid Stitch
  • Ruffles!
  • Wood Stain for the base of lamp

Step 1:
The first thing I did was stain the base of the lamp. It was a yellowish wood color and I thought it would look better as a deep cherry wood.

Step 2:
Remember back in school when they said you would use math in real life? Well, this is maybe the third time I have found this to be true. You're going to need to measure your shade to make sure you have the right amount of fabric. Measure the diameter, circumference and height of the shade. 

Step 3:
Use the liquid stitch to hold the fabric to the shade. Start with one line down the shade and begin to roll it up. Like so:

Step 4:

Secure the fabric with more Liquid Stitch after it is wrapped around the shade. Cut off excess fabric.

Step 5:

Tuck the fabric edges on the top and bottom of the shade and secure with more Liquid Stitch.

Step 6:

Add your ruffle! Secure with more Liquid Stitch.

Ta-da!! Beautiful giant lamp makeover!

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