Friday, September 9, 2011

Destruction Before Reconstruction: Lamps & Curtains

The next project to tackle in our bedroom was this lamp.  It’s so plain!  I know, I know, I typically like plain, but this was too plain even for me.

This lamp on my nightstand I got back in college, but in an effort to be financially savvy, I thought of a way to change the lamp without having to purchase a new one.DSC05615-2I dusted off the lamp shade and covered it in burlap ($3.99/yard at Hobby Lobby) using my glue gun.  I painted the base white and voila, a new lamp!  Since I already had glue and white paint, this project only ran me $1.56!DSC05640-2

Before moving to our current home, I had curtains hanging in our bedroom.  When we moved here, the “maid” never hung the curtains (shame on her!).  I purchased long cream colored linen curtains and a new curtain rodDSC05647I read that hanging curtains close to the ceiling makes the room look taller.  We already have pretty tall ceilings (15 feet), but I decided it would make the room look even bigger if I hung them high.  I asked Phil to hang them 3 inches below the crown molding and I think he did a great job.  What do you think?DSC05648

After the bedding and armoire, and lamp and curtains, we were already feeling like the room had made a complete 180.  But you know me; I couldn’t just stop there.  I had to keep going :-)

xoxo Darby


Lindsey said...

okay so this is creepy I was just thinking yesterday about how to cover a lamp...haha

sherri lynn said...

Your new lamp looks so great! I love burlap! And the curtains are beautiful!

Jen said...

Love the lamp! It looks so shabby chic!

Lindsay said...

Oh, I love the new lamp look! Great job on the curtains as well! What wonderful changes!

Joy said...

The lamp looks great!! I never think to redo what I have – I always start looking for what I need to buy new. LOL

Sarah North said...

love the lamp Darby!!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

The lamp looks very nice! You should do an how-do!!

Crystal said...

LOVE your lamp makeover! {I could easily become addicted to making over lamps!} Stop by and link this up if you get a chance! I would love to feature it! Oh, and I also LOVE the new curtains! The look perfect! :)

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Looks great! I've been wanting to do this with a lamp we have! I'd love for you to share this with my blog party!

Hope to see you at my place!
Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Thanks for responding to my invite! This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

Crazy Wonderful said...

I was just thinking about covering a lamp shade in some burlap I have laying around! Since yours looks so great I'm gonna do it :D

Thanks for sharing!


Alison Agnew said...

i do adore
your new lampshade

it is
so country chic

i did my own a few months ago
with an old burlap coffee bean sack
and i'm itching to do another

just visiting from type a's party!


Jenny said...

The lamp looks awesome!! Love it!

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