DIY Lamp Shade & Base Makeover
First I removed the shades in order to spray paint the base. I used painters tape to protect the socket and cord. In the end, I did actually spray paint the cord because I read online it would work fine. However, I would not recommend this. The cord is now permanently sticky.
$20 Large lamps from Craigslist
$2.00 Two yards of clearance fabric
$3.79 Teal blue spray paint
$3.27 Spray primer
$6.00 Two 14″ wooden embroidery hoops
$0.66 Two poster boards
Items I already had:
Wire clothes hangers
Hot glue gun & (a lot of) glue
Total for this project =
If you’ve shopped around for large table lamps lately, you’ll know I got myself a steal. It’s hard to find ONE lamp base this size in the stores for $35.
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Barbara A. Hallowell on Oct 27, 2019
Brilliant redo! Inspired by your work, and just, oh beck give it a try mentality. Someone's we get so hung up on perfection and process that we forget the fun of experiments, and just going for it! Obviously, your going for it turned out incredible, and I've saved it for my next thrift store lamp attack! Kudos!!!