Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lamp Revamp

 A few weeks ago, I purchased this lamp base for under $2, while thrifting.  I loved the shape and I couldn't believe I was getting such a good deal.  As is the gold finish isn't too bad.  But I decided this would be a fine time to try a can of ORB, that I've been hearing sooo much about on blogland. : ) Now I know why, this stuff is great!

 I purchased a drum shade at Target for less than $10.  Happy Dance!!!!  Don't cha just love Target!!!!  It was perfect for recovering.  Thanks again to Alissa for an easy tutorial.  I purchased some burlap from Hobby lobby @ 2.99 a yard.  I used bias tape to cover the edges.

Here it is all finished! I love the way it turned out.  What do you think?

An evening view!                 
A close up of the shade!


  1. Great job!!!!! I love turning trash into treasure.

  2. Wow Brandi!! Great transformation!!! And cheap...which is one of my favorite words. ;)

  3. Your makeovers are really great. I love this so much.

    Oh, and well done for your cushion being in the csi top ten. Did you see that? It totally deserved to be. Everything you touch seems to turn to interior gold!


  4. I am so doing this. We have a shade that needs texture and I wasn't sure how burlap would look. Now I know. Thank you Brandi!


  5. It looks great Brandi! I just love how the burlap turned out!

  6. Trully creative Befor and after... Lamp's new look has a rich class in it... fabalous...
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  7. Great before and after. Lamp looks amazing. I linked over from domestically-speaking. I would love if you would come check out my blog at If you decide to follow me let me know and I would definitely follow you back. Thanks.

  8. I love scouring the thrift stores for cheap lamp redos. This is great.

  9. Love your lamps....both of them. They turned out GREAT!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos


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