Monday, October 3, 2011

Lamp Makeover

Once I completed my table makeover, I expressed my desire to makeover the lamp, shade and base included. I had a few things in mind, but I really wanted to see some texture. When I saw Centsational Girl's sisal rope bowl,
sisal rope bowl by kate
I knew that some sisal rope was needed in our home somewhere!

Here is the lamp before. The shade was boring and the base was too gold for my taste.

For the shade, I grabbed some sisal rope from Home Depot, along with my trusty glue gun.

I started gluing the rope along the back of the shade at the seam. Be careful not to use too much glue because it could melt through your lamp shade! Keep winding and gluing until you get to the top.

In addition to the sisal rope lampshade, I sprayed the base of the lamp with some oil rubbed bronze paint. I love how it looks!

It really looks like an ORB lamp.

I think the lamp really makes the room look more pulled together, and the sisal rope looks great with the wood shim sunburst!

Linking up to these fabulous parties!
Tatertots & Jello, Between Naps on the Porch, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Serenity Now, Mommy By Day Crafter By Night, The 36th Avenue, The DIY Showoff, Today’s Creative Blog, At the Picket Fence, Home Stories A to Z, Gingerbread, Remodelaholic, Thrifty Décor Chick, The CSI Project

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Danielle said...

I love this - I have been wrapping things with twine lately - my newest project. Im your newest follower also in Nashville!

Tanya said...

That looks great. That might be motivation for me to fix up a lamp or two in my house.

Alana Karl said...

i really like the lampshade, what a great idea!!

stopping by from ta-da tuesday.

The Benders said...

i love this lamp! i didn't know I needed a new lamp, but i think now, I do! Great job!

Home Lighting said...

Oh my, I have a lamp exactly just like that. I got it from my friend. This is awesome!