Easy Thrifted Lamp Makeover

I had the opportunity to decorate my first baby girl nursery for my daughter a few years ago, and it was everything I hoped it would be, except I was great with child (my picture is under that definition somewhere), had an unhappy teenage roommate to accommodate, and had a budget of needing someone to pay me to do this.

This was so fun to make though, and definitely one of those moments of serendipity when you go to the thrift store with swollen ankles and find as close to an exact replica of your inspiration as you could hope to find. I don’t go thrift store shopping very often, so really it was nothing short of miraculous to find a lamp like this.

I actually found the Lampshade and base at the thrift store, as luck would have it, so I went home and used whatever white spray paint I had on hand to spray the base and cord (both were originally brown) and found some scrap bin fabric at my local store, which just happened to be a lovely silky gray, and I hot glued the gray fabric in place around the shade, then cut the remaining fabric off inside the shade. I found several fabric rose tutorials and went to work making my roses and hot gluing them into place. For less than $10 for all the supplies, you really can’t beat that for an easy thrift store find.

Here is the link to my “Pinspiration” at Just a Girl Blog

And here is the Inspiration (left) and my Finished Product (right):

A fun little DIY project to inspire you!