Is it just me or do projects just "happen"?
I've been wanting to redo this lamp as part of my kitchen desk makeover. I had the idea to do the monogrammed shade, but was waiting to find a shade to cover.
I finally found a cheap-y shade at Goodwill that I thought would work.
I used osnaburg fabric. I srarted with the natural color and tea stained it.
I cut a peice of paper for a pattern of one shade section. I cut out six, and sewed them together. I added a ruffle on the top and bottom.
To make the monogram, I printed a "J", cut it out, and traced around it with a mark be gone marker. It washes right out when your done.
I embroidered the "J". You could also stencil it.
Here's lamp revamp #1. I spray painted it with American heirloom white and glazed it with Ralph Lauren Smoke. What happened to the monogrammed shade you might ask? Well, after I painted the lamp, the new shade did not look good with it at all. I could have repainted the lamp, but the white looked good with everything else. So I made another shade slipcover out of the red check. I added a linen tie because I really wanted to bring that look over to the desk.
Well...of course I had to do something with the first shade. I really liked it. So 45 minutes before the thrift store closed, I ran out to try and find a lamp. This was my two dollar find. It was a bright royal blue. I sprayed it with Krylon's oil rubbed bronze from Wal Mart and brushed on a gold metallic (Dazzling Metallics in espresso from Hobby lobby).
The finish really did turn out nice.
And this is lamp revamp #2. So even though I never planned to do the second lamp project, it "happened" anyway.
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