Make It Mondays: Lamp Redo

So I am sure you all have seen the great lamp re-do's out here in Blog Land so I thought I'd hop on the wagon.  I have a lamp that I've already "re done" by giving it a coat of paint & a new lampshade but the lampshade is plain ol' white & needs some sprucing up.

Here are some of my inspirations:

  1. The first is the very first lamp redo I cam across a few weeks ago.  From then on it's gotten mentioned on blogs & keeps popping up in blog & link parties.  I love it! Check out the tutorial/post on Billie Monster.  I can't decide between covering my existing lampshade with fabric or painting it (or drawing on it with black sharpie!)
  2. The second is a tutorial I just came across today! I love the globe lamps & even though my lamp doesn't have this element, I thought I'd mention how awesome it is!  Check out the tute here on Flea Market Trixie!
  3. The final one is the painted lampshade inspiration.  I love the zebra print & how neutral it is! It is a well put together lamp.  If you check out Bon Temps Beignet's blog you'll see the before & after and get a well detailed tutorial.  Personally, I like the before too!! I struggle with that a lot too, I often love the before but can see it as a wonderful after! I want to buy two of everything!  I guess I just have to give in sometimes!
I also have a very college looking lamp.  When I move out on my own (in a real apartment that is really mine) I am going to spray paint it & make it better suited for, you know, real life :)

Happy Monday!


  1. That first lamp is very retro! Groovy :)

  2. Hey Moe!!!! So sorry for not getting back to you sooner! I've been out of town. What an awesome surprise to get your email about featuring my 'lil lamp! I'm so glad you liked it and I hope it inspired you. You should definitely redo your own lamp - it's fun!

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