We all love deals.
We all love good lighting.
So an upcycled lamp done just the way you want is the best of both worlds!
This post is a truncated lamp revamp tutorial. If you’re missing any details, check out my more extensive lamp tutorial.
The base is a $5 buy from a local store named Find, and I got the shade from the Mennonite Thrift Store for $4.
After removing the trim, and the woven type casing from the shade, I covered it with some awesome denim type fabric I had in my fabric bag. (I’ll show you a picture of this ridiculous bag someday. It’s literally a large re-usable shopping bag FULL of fabric.)
I wanted to keep the look a little more contemporary, so I didn’t add any trim to the shade.
Apparently brass is in this year, but I personally don’t like the look.
So, I went with a chrome metallic finish instead by using some tried and true Rust-Oleum spray paint.
REALLY happy with this! Pat on the back for moi!
Here’s what I paid for my project:
Shade – $4
Base – $5
Paint (1 can) – $6
Fabric – $2 (guesstimate)