taking something old... making something new.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


It's been a busy summer. We bicycled around Spain for three weeks for our honeymoon and afterward spent a week in Wyoming with my family. Needless to say, I haven't had much of a chance to do as many projects as I'd hoped so I've done a few small things here and there....and that includes LAMPS for our living room.
I got this great lamp on sale from Fred Meyer--very simple grey/white though it had a very boring white shade. To dress it up, I pulled out my trusty glue gun and covered it in a beautiful yellow fabric. Love it.
Now for the gem... I got this lamp at a thrift store for $11. I immediately fell in love with the base, and thought that it had some great potential in my living room. The lamp base with the shade was a bit too retro for me, so I ditched the shade and found a great purple shade from World Market.
Unfortunately, the attachment for the shade didn't work with the lamp so I had to buy some pieces at Home Depot to help extend the height of the lightbulb so the shade can fit.
Viola! A lovely new lamp for under $50!


  1. Ooo, now I see what you mean about the lamp - the woven base is very cool.

  2. For two years I've been trying to find the perfect lamp shades for my kitchen lamps...I've bought and returned several sets. I keep thinking I need to do something like this. Thanks for the motivation! The biking trip sounds amazing!