High-end Makeover for a $1 Lamp

Samrudhi Sharma
by Samrudhi Sharma
2 Materials
1 Hour

A simple yet classy looking makeover for a $1 Dollar Tree Lamp that can be done in under an hour.


My DIY brain started spinning as soon as I saw these beauties and I knew they were the perfect blank canvas that could be customized to fit any home. So I brought them home and stared at them for a while until inspiration struck. I decided a black and gold theme would work well with these lamps.

Apply peel and stick wallpaper to the inside of the lampshade

For the gold part of this hack, I went back to my trusty Very Berry Sticker peel and stick wallpaper. Here is the lampshade before and after I had applied the wallpaper on the inside of the drum. I would recommend using a textured wallpaper like this one so that you can easily blend little pieces of the wallpaper over the first layer in case you make a mistake.

Add wallpaper to lampbase

I also added a strip of the same gold wallpaper to the base of the lamp.

Add wallpaper to the outside of the lampshade in any geometric pattern

I cut little strips of the gold wallpaper and started to randomly put them onto the shade and came up with this final look which I absolutely love!

Final Look After

Here is the lamp in our bedroom. I just love how it complements our gold side table perfectly.

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  • Malekah Roberts Malekah Roberts on Sep 16, 2020

    looks good but it is not $1.00 . Where did you get a $1.00 one?

  • Brenda Brenda on Sep 18, 2020

    Amazon lamp $14.97 gold film $7.49 I didn’t find either at Dollar Tree.

  • Carol Carol on Sep 18, 2020

    I love them lamp, but I'm am mesmerized by the side table. Please tell us more about it. Is it a project you made? I want one like it...

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