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Attempting Aloha: Ruffled Lamp

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ruffled Lamp


Here's another little lamp I decided to give a facelift. :)

She was looking so sad in her plain Jane skirt:


 So I was going to give her some flowers to keep her company like I did with my PB Kids lamp makeover.

But after I finished putting on the first layer of ruffles, I decided to just go ahead and keep right on going:


When I got to the end, I just wrapped the top layer around and hot glued it to the inside:


And here she is sitting pretty in my living room:


Unfortunately, she didn't get to sit there very long...once I had taken the picture, I realized just how sick of the red stand I've become, and I immediately took it outside and introduced it to some Rustoleum White...  Such is the life of a piece of crafter's furniture. ;)

Aloha!

charlie

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19 Comments:

At January 6, 2011 at 6:26 AM , Blogger Margaret@MissAdventures of Susie Homemaker said...

Very cute! coming over from A Glimpse Inside!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Allison said...

Super cute! Love it! Thanks for linking up!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 10:05 AM , Blogger Linda said...

Years ago my Mom used to cover lampshades with lace and ruffles. Yours came out beautiful. Linda

 
At January 6, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Jen said...

I found your from the Shabby Chic Cottage and I love this lamp redo! It is so elegant!

I would love it if you would come and link to my Fantastic Friday link party at: http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com

Thanks!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Her makeover looks outstanding!!!

blessings,
Linda

 
At January 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Miri said...

She looks all dressed up to party!

 
At January 7, 2011 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Very cute, great job! Visitng from Tatertots & Jello

 
At January 8, 2011 at 4:11 AM , Blogger Lorri said...

This would look GREAT in my daughter's room!

 
At January 8, 2011 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Amanda M. said...

LOVE this. I have been looking to perk up some shades in my bedroom - I am TOTALLY doing this!

 
At January 9, 2011 at 2:47 PM , Blogger gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

she's pretty in her new outfit!
thanks for linking up,
gail

 
At January 9, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Lesley said...

Totally using this idea in my daughter's room. So cute! Thanks so much!

 
At January 10, 2011 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Great job! So pretty! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! The party will be open all week if you'd like to link up multiple projects. Have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 7:01 AM , Blogger Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I love end result of the lamp! So much better than the original. great job!!

www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Blogger maleahbliss said...

I love ruffles! They are so cute on your lamp. :) I'd love it if you came and linked these up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!!

LittleEme.blogspot.com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 3:21 AM , Blogger Madigan at madiganmade said...

What a darling transformation! Glad you kept going with the ruffles on the whole lamp.

 
At January 12, 2011 at 4:09 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Love the lamp, super cute. I made one once with big fat flowers all over it, I guess everything needs to be more girlie! I love that you live in Hawaii...love...maybe more like jealous:)
Christine
greatoakcircle.com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 5:05 AM , Blogger Cowgirl Crafter said...

Super cute! Love the idea.

 
At January 12, 2011 at 6:00 AM , Blogger Susannah said...

You and your fun lamp re-dos! I'm still waiting to do the rosette lamp :)

Susannah
www.uvinyl.blogspot.com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Christine Jargick said...

this is so cute! This would so feminize a set of wrought iron lamps that I have.....

 

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