DIY Lamp Revamp

21 Feb

Lamp Revamp Tutorial
{Guest Post by Sandy}

Lamp Before_After

There were 3 old lamps left in the house my daughter bought. She was going to throw them away, but I thought I could update them rather than buy new ones.
– Sandy

  1. Remove material and shade from frame. Since they were pleated, I couldn’t just cover them {of course that would have been much easier}
  2. Spray paint the base {I used black then taped-off the middle and sprayed the top and bottom silver}
  3. Make cut-out pattern for the shade on light-weight poster board by rolling it and marking the top and bottom of the frame on the poster as you roll. {This was a little tricky since it kept moving, so I did it a couple of times to be sure I had it right}
  4. Iron the interfacing to the “wrong-side” of the material.
  5. Trace cut-out pattern onto the interfacing side
  6. Cut material/interfacing along the marked path. Be sure you leave enough to overlap. {I did not leave any extra on the top or bottom of mine because I knew I was going to use seam binding to cover them}
  7. Wrap cut material around frame, lineup and mark for reference. Set aside. {I used one of the veins and marked a line on the inside to use as reference for attaching it later}
  8. Spray entire frame with spray adhesive. Be sure to get all around the bottom, top and each of the veins.
  9. Line-up the material/interfacing with one of the veins and roll the sticky frame on the material. Take this step slow, keeping everything lined-up.
  10. Run a small bead of fabric glue down the end to attach. This forms the seam.
  11. If you are happy with this as it is, you don’t need to finish off the top and bottom (step 12)
  12. Run seam binding around the top and bottom. Cut to length. Remove, then run 2 beads of fabric glue along the binding and cover the top and then the bottom of the shade.

Lamp Revamp Tutorial




3 Responses to “DIY Lamp Revamp”

  1. Belinda February 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    That turned out great!

  2. Katie February 23, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Love the redo. Much better 🙂 I would love for you to share this with my readers on my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party.

  3. Marilyn February 23, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    LOVE this! It turned out beautifully!

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