little lamp switcheroo

I've been working on my bedroom issues  bedroom unloveliness for some time now, and things are s l o w l y coming together. This week I did a little lamp update and thought I'd show it with you. It also happens to be the party category this week for Saturday Night Special over at Funky Junk Donna's. So here we go. 

These lamps originally had a plain white bell shade. I scored them on clearance at Linens and Things (before they crashed, although they're back online now) and I was able to use a coupon so they were practically free. I love when that happens. I used them as lamps on my faux-ffet (faux buffet) so I added the black drum shades to class them up a big. How is it that crystal lamps needed some classing up? 

To work with the look in my bedroom, I went with burlap. It's super cheap, within the color scheme, and I already had it on hand. Even if it turns out to be temporary, it's not going to kill me or break the bank. Just bust out your favorite hot glue gun and get to work. I will suggest, however, that you use the low temp glue gun because glue seeps through burlap and you will not have fingerprints left if you use the hot stuff. I'm just sayin'. 

I knew I wanted to use some fun trim that I also added to my valance panels, so I didn't worry about cutting it straight. Love when that happens, too. 

Add some ribbon from HoLo with a 40% off coupon. And it's only $1.99 regular price, so paying less than five dollars for two lamps is completely within my budget. 

So they turned out lovely.
And I promise they're not sitting in my kitchen anymore, but are happily on either side of the bed ready to see more transformation in there. In fact, they whispered when I turned them on that they'd like new nightstands to sit on. Apparently those classed up lamps have high falootin' taste.

I'm also linking up to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Kimba's DIY Day.


  1. Love the burlap with the black shade! I have a drum shade that is in dire need of a makeover, you have inspired me!

  2. I really like the black trim on the burlap. Looks great.

  3. Great new look! Don't you love working with burlap? I made my sons bedroom curtains out of burlap and just frayed the hem (less sewing). Can't wait to check out more of your blog.

  4. The lamp looks great!! You did a great job with the burlap and black trim!

  5. So cute! Burlap and pleats are two of my favorite things, so of course I love these! Great work- thanks for sharing!

  6. Hello - I'm a new follower of your fabulous blog via Met Monday (catching up from last week!). I love what you've done to your lamp. I {heart} burlap! And adding that trip give it extra character. Great job!

    I'd love for you to come by for a visit - having a giveaway!



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