Hello! Today we have a very quick and easy project, but VERY effective. Revamping Lamps!
You know how we all have lamps that we have a) had for so long they are in need of some loving, b) bought because they were cheap and could have upcycling potential or c) inherited when merging property with not so tasteful boyfriends?!! My lamps are both from the c) category although to be fair to Dunc, they were just a bit boring rather than ugly and horrendous!
I have two ideas here but obviously the possibilities are endless!
First up is my favourite - The Ribbon Lamp
I got the inspiration for this from my cushions which also happen to match my Zebra print. You have no idea how happy I was to find out these matched so well! I felt my lamp in comparison was rather boring and definitely needed doing up - but I didn't want it to clash and so I thought "Why not try to match them up exactly? That won't be long and laborious at all...".
To be fair, the lengthy part was choosing the colours!! I bought some lengths of ribbon in various colours and planned out the pattern. Then attached each one to the lamp with a spot of hot glue on each end, making sure they overlapped slightly. Done!
Second is my other favourite(!) - The Button Lamp
The inspiration for this one is my African themed front room. I have lots of wood carvings, masks, and tones of brown and earthy greens and reds. I also have this AMAZING lizard, so I was inspired to replicate the circles somehow...BUTTONS!!! Of course!!!!
I spent most of the time on this project, again choosing colours from my stash. Then I hot glued them on. Done. Easy peasy hey? Hope you like!
3rd June 2013: Update - this post was featured here
at Love 2 Upcycle
Both great ideas :-) I really like the button one!ReplyDelete
Thanks Susann! I really like it too! xxDelete
What a great idea! And you did excellent work making them match the items you already had.ReplyDelete
Thanks Joanna! xxDelete
LOVE them both! I think the ribbon is my favourite thought-SUCH a simple idea and it looks so lovely with the light shining through :)ReplyDelete
Thanks!!! The great thing is you can go as bold and bright as you want (me) or keep things relatively more calmer (lots of other people!!!) xxDelete
Those are so fun! I love the colorful striped one and the buttons one is super adorable.ReplyDelete
Thanks Marie! xxDelete
How fun! Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/05/upcycled-linky-paryt-9.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks Tricia! xxDelete
Love the buttons! Great idea. Saw you on Upcyclers Linky party this week. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you! xxDelete
Both lamps are fantastic ideas....just love the button shade.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Patricia xxDelete
Hi There! Great lamps - I especially like the ribbon lamp! I may have to do this! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Jules! I would love to see it if you do!! xxDelete
They look great! I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks Kayla! Linking up right now xxxDelete
What fun ideas!ReplyDelete
Thanks Brittany! xxDelete
Love the way it changes the entire look! Thanks for linking up at HickoryTrailReplyDelete
Thanks Angela! It really does! xxReplyDelete
I LOVE these! Totally need to try it. Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulously Frugal ThursdayReplyDelete
I love the ribbon one! Especially when its turned on... really pretty. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time CreationsReplyDelete
oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks party… stop on over and check it out!
Thanks Emily! We have lots of success with your party so thank you for this too! xxDelete
These came out so CUTE!! Thanks for sharing them. LindaReplyDelete
Thanks Linda, no worries! xxDelete
You've been featured! Please be sure to swing by to check it out and link up another fabulous upcycled project! http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/06/upcycled-linky-party-10.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks so much Tricia! Have updated the post with a link back to you xxDelete