Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lamp update

I recently finished up a redo of my nephew's big boy room. The paint scheme in the room is orange and blues, with an accent color of green. We picked a grass green color and it looks great!

I did a ton of looking around for a lamp that would work. I checked out Target, IKEA, Homegoods.....no luck finding what I was looking for. So, I decided to take the lamp in the room and give it a little makeover.

I started with this....a perfectly good looking lamp base, but a bit vanilla for a kid's room.
I used a can of Valspar spray paint in gloss. The color was Kelly Green.

I took the lamp base to Target and picked up a drum shade that was the right size for the base. It was about $15.

I also bought a spool of matching green ribbon at the craft store for a few bucks.


I attached the ribbon onto the shade and used binder clips to hold it in place before gluing it. I heated up the glue gun and attached the ribbon. The key is.....a little bit goes a long way. If you try this, take your time! Hot glue lends little in the way of redos.
Of course, my little helper did his own version on a piece of paper....

And....the finished product....


There you go....exactly what I had in mind!

May link to these parties....
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl
Simply Creations Link Party at Simple Home Life
Addicts (not so) Anonymous Addicted to Decorating
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop at Homemaker on a Dime
Tip-Toe Thru Tuesday at Crayon Freckles
Sunday Shake-up at Jacque's Soda Parlor
Fabulous Friday at Ohh Baby

7 comments:

andie jaye said...

that looks so good in there! and that color is my favorite! i've got a giveaway going on right now, come on over and enter :) andie

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

I love this!! I do hope you'll come by and link up at my party, Stitch n' Niche Saturdays. Here's the link in case you want to join in. http://www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com/2011/10/stitch-n-niche-saturdays-4.html

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great lamp transformation! Very easy! I like easy! LOL!! I am now following you via the creative bloggers hop; and I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

Kahli said...

Very cute lamp! I did the same thing to a lampbase recently

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great looking room, Jennifer! And now the lamp adds the right amount of "kick" for a kiddo. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Karima said...

Wow, what a great idea! Now gfc following you, Karima www.karimascrafts.com

Marla and Steve said...

Awesome room! It's amazing that by just adding ribbon you totally transformed that lampshade.