Time for thrifty Makeover #23, ya’ll! What?? Only eight more left in this thrifty makeover series, but I’ve got some good ones still to come!
Today’s makeover is this rooster lamp that my Mom had brought over to sell at my neighborhood’s annual yard sale last Spring:
She was over the rooster thing and it no longer matched her kitchen, but she was undecided at the last minute whether she really wanted to sell it.
She ended up leaving it at my house, and I decided to give it a makeover to match her kitchen:
I think it looks like a whole new lamp!
For this makeover, I started with the rooster. I spray painted him with brown first:
That way when I spray painted him in Heirloom White, also by Rustoleum…
…and sanded a little, brown would show through instead of a multitude of colors.
Then I knew I needed to do something with the shade. I grabbed this left over French fabric from Hancock Fabrics that I’ve used many times before, to cover the shade. I think it looks great with the rooster!
She doesn’t love a super shabby look, so I only sanded lightly.
Here’s a how I covered the shade:
1. Collect your supplies. For this project I needed:
- A shade
- Fabric (A solid or random pattern works best unless you have drum shade that is the same size at the top and bottom.)
- Scotch tape
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Sharpie marker
- Straight pins
2. Lay out the newspaper. Connect a couple of pieces together with tape if necessary to get a piece large enough. Roll the shade up in the newspaper.
3. Fold the top and bottom edges over to fit the shade, and mark all around the top and bottom with a sharpie.
4. Unwrap the newspaper from the shade and cut along the line, but at least 1/4 inch bigger on both ends. This will give the fabric needed to fold over the top.
5. Pin the newspaper pattern to the fabric and cut.
6. Position the shade on the fabric and roll, hot gluing in place as you go. Fold over the excess at the top and bottom and secure with hot glue.
New fabric really updates the feel of this lamp.
You could this project in an afternoon.
I’m excited about tomorrow’s post. It’s Themed Furniture Thursday and I’ll be giving this headboard a farmhouse feel to go with this month’s Farmhouse theme!
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UPDATE: See what I did with this Headboard HERE now!
If you missed any of the makeovers in this Thrifty Makeover Series, grab a cup of something yummy and get comfy…here are all 22 so far!
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