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{Lamp re-vamp – (hey that rhymes!)}

Sorry i have been MIA this last week, kids are back to dance and soccer 4 nights a week + saturdays, and husband is still in iraq (coming home in May!) so i haven’t had a lot of extra time.  I do have a couple of fun projects that i started this week though – a framed mirror tutorial coming soon :)

I did manage to get this lamp done this week.  I bought it @ the Salvation Army for $10 –  for both the shade and base.  The pink lamp shade was pretty cute but didn’t work for the room. 


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I took off all the pink fabric and covered it in white cotton…

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I made simple fabric flowers with the same white cotton and hot glued them on the lamp, here and there…

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I put it in my kids bathroom, the one that i just recently re-did here.

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I am thinking i want to rise it up a little, maybe those cute modgepodged books or something, i don’t know, that’s another project for a later time.  Why cant i ever just be DONE with a room?!?

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Sorry, no tutorial for the flowers, i googled them a while ago and then just kind of winged it!  I used spray adhesive to adhere the new fabric to the shade.

I bought some cute little “blingy” buttons for the flowers – not sure if i should put those on, kinda like just the all white…

I will be linking up to these fun parties, go and check out every ones craftiness!!!


66 Responses to {Lamp re-vamp – (hey that rhymes!)}

  1. Molly April 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Wow, so cute!!! Now I have to decide which lampshade gets a makeover first. Been seeing those roses all over the blogworld and really want to try them.

  2. Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life April 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Wow, that is soooo cute!! I love the fabric flowers you added to it, so adorable!

  3. Margo April 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Sooo cute!!! I have some lamp shades I want to make over but had not figured it out what to do with them…..Until now! Thanks so much! I just love your blog!!! :O)

  4. april francom April 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    Too cute!!

  5. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) April 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    Cute lamp and I love the shade. Hugs, Marty

  6. Krista@thegatheringplacedesign April 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    So, so cute! Love the little flowers! I want to recover one of mine now:)

  7. Funky Junk Interiors April 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Adorable!!!!!!! I'd love to do this for my bedroom. Do you have a url for the tutorial on how to make the flowers?

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  8. Lynda @ Happenstance Home April 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Love the lampshade!

  9. Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt April 17, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    SOOOO cute! I love it!!! Your detailing with those flowers are perfect.


  10. 3 Sun Kissed Boys April 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    I love it! So simple and delicate. I love that you left the edges fray. Don't add the buttons. It looks perfect the way it is!!1

  11. Sandra April 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    That is so pretty. Congrats on your tatertots feature. You deserve it! Talented girl.

  12. Kendra April 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    OH… I LOVE this!! It so pretty and simple…LOVE it!

  13. Tardevil April 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    What a cute lamp. It looked much bigger in the first pictures. Love the framed mirror too. Cool rosettes. BTW, when you get a house completely decorated, then it's time to move! :O) We always need projects.

  14. Dana April 17, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    Love, love, love this lamp! going straight to my idea file. I need one in my new bedroom. Thanks so much for sharing! Love your creations!

  15. Elaine April 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    I love all your projects. So crazy creative! I just recently found your blog and am so glad I did! Great job on the lamp, why would I never be able to think of something like that?!

  16. Mandy April 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Well, I would have never thought to do that! Those flowers look AMAZING!

    If you're in bathroom mode, you're more than welcome to come over & whip mine into shape! ;)

  17. Paula April 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    I love what you did to update this lamp. The flowers that you made are super cute!

  18. Anonymous April 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    Very chic! But won't the hot glue melt when the lampshade gets hot from the bulb? That happened to me with chandelier lampshades, and the decorations fell. Just sayin'….

  19. House of Smith's April 18, 2010 at 2:44 am #

    Lovely! So cute.

  20. Marina at Shabby Whites April 18, 2010 at 3:13 am #


  21. Krysta April 18, 2010 at 4:36 am #

    I love the lamp shade. I think I'm going to be borrowing this idea!

  22. Kristi April 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    Um… wow! That's so cute! How did you make the fabric flowers?

  23. Stephanie April 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Wow that is so cute! I haven't mastered the art of making those flowers yet, but I am still trying. Once I do, watch , I am going to adhere them to everything I can think of! lol

  24. Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} April 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Lamps are my weakness, and I really like this makeover!

  25. burlap+blue April 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    I absolutely love this!! I do not comment on blogs as much as I should, but this post definitely inspired me to comment–love it and will have to try it soon!

  26. 1 Funky Woman April 18, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    Cute lamp to begin with but amazing lamp after!

  27. Beth@The Stories of A to Z April 19, 2010 at 1:29 am #

    Adorable. I love it!

  28. Relatively Ririe April 19, 2010 at 3:46 am #

    I LOVE & adore your blog! May I ask how you made your banner?

  29. rayndrop April 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    i saw this at tater tots and jello. it is so very cute!

  30. becca April 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    i like it all in white. it is so simple and elegant. great work!

  31. Kaysi April 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    So pretty and elegant! I love the colors and the flowers

  32. Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around April 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the "re-do" of the lampshade you did!!! is there a tutorial for this on your website? i am clueless about figuring these kind of things out without a step-by-step guide :) i love your blog! you have GREAT ideas and do a wonderful job with all of your creations!!!

  33. raggygirlvintage April 19, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Stunning!!!!!!!! I heart fabric flowers right now, just love all the white ones you assembled on this lamp!

  34. Katie April 20, 2010 at 2:10 am #


  35. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick April 20, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    That is postively adorable! I may have to try those flowers — they seem simple but I'll find a way to make them hard! :)

  36. Shel at Dreamy Nest April 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    This is so pretty! I love it! Hmm, don't think I'd add anything else – they look simple, shabby and elegant as they are. :)

  37. BLJ Graves Studio April 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    That is so cute!

  38. Linda@Coastal Charm April 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    This is so PRETTY…luv the idea you had here…looks outstanding!


  39. My Slice of Heaven April 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    Very pretty, I'm going to attempt this after I google and try and find some instructions. Looks great in your bathroom.

  40. Gretchen April 21, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    The flowers are gorgeous that you created for your new shade. Just beautiful.

  41. Marie April 22, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    Hello sweet Sausha – I'm new to your blog! I spent the evening going through all your posts. Don't worry, I'm not a stalker – I have a life, kids, hubby, home. There's just so much inspiration here it was hard to stop reading! Looking forward to getting to know you more as I come visit.

    Your new flower shade is fabulous! Looks so nice in the bathroom.


  42. Mary Mary Quite Contrary April 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    This is so adorable!! I want one!! so chic!

  43. Summer April 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday! Be sure to come grab a featured button!



  44. Lacy Key April 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    Cute cute!!!

  45. Sarah @ Hennessey House April 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    quite frankly, i want to steal this from you.

  46. FLOWERSHOPGURL April 23, 2010 at 3:42 am #

    Hi Sausha, I need to redo a lamp shade in my guest bedroom and now I know exactly what I want to do with it. I love the roses and can't wait to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

  47. Bella April 23, 2010 at 4:23 am #

    Hi Sausha… What a gorgeous lamp makeover… I soo love those muslin roses!!

  48. somedaycrafts April 23, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    Oh so darling! $10! What a steal!

  49. shabbyrosetreasures April 23, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    Oh my this is beautiful!!!! I love it!

  50. Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com April 23, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    You took my breath away!!!!

  51. Hootin' Anni April 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Wow…what an amazing and so very lovely re-do!!

    I've been a domestic goddess this week …making new SOUTHWEST CURTAIN TIE-BACKS Stop by for a visit and viewing if you can find time! Have a great weekend.

  52. Kenzie April 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    What an amazing find! And it's grogeous! I am so jealous!

  53. Amy @ Positively Splendid April 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Gorgeous! I have some very tired lamp shades that could seriously benefit from a makeover!

  54. Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue April 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Your lamp is fabulous! Very pretty!

  55. A Cottage Muse April 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    I love this lampshade! Very happy I stopped by!

  56. Ann @ makethebestofthings April 23, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Love the lamp redo and the muslin roses are sweet. I use them on my pillows and tote bags and they are alot of impact for almost zero cost. Great job!

  57. Tracey @ My House of Giggles April 24, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    this is just gorgeous, Sausha!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing :)

  58. Elizabeth April 24, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    WOW – this is gorgeous!

  59. Kristi April 25, 2010 at 2:50 am #

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my blog.


  60. Amanda April 26, 2010 at 3:33 am #

    This is brilliant, the flowers are so simple but absolutely gorgeous!

  61. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here April 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    This is one gorgeous lampshade. I love everything I am seeing in blogland using the handmade flowers. Just beautiful!

  62. Julie May 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Wow! Fantastic! I'd love for you to check out Flower Week @ Singing Three Little Birds.

  63. One Life Many Journeys May 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    That lamp is genius!

  64. Amanda August 9, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!

  65. Brittany July 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    LOVE it! It's so pretty!! I'm featuring it on my blog this week! Thanks for the inspiration!

  66. Rita@martenssmily July 21, 2011 at 1:51 am #

    Love the lamp!!! It would look very nice on my nightstand ;) Good job!!!


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