I don't know if you are like me but I always seem to have a million lamps and shades laying around that I have decided I don't like anymore but still like enough to store (which drives the hubby crazy) I decided to experiment with a few of them for the boutique. I am so happy I did! I redid 3 different lamps and I am amazed at how different each one turned out!
This lamps was an inspiration from Pinterest (here is the tutorial I worked from) As I look back at that lamp of inspiration mine turned out quite different. To me that is the best part of the internet/pinterest, to find something you love and turn it into your own style. Recreate it, make it your own, leave your own mark on it!! I painted the base of this lamp a soft turquoise and I love the calming feel of this lamp.
When I found this little lamp I couldn't pass it up, but yes it was another lamp that added to my stock pile. Why am I such a sucker for lamps? It has some old grandma like beads on it so I cut those off and wrapped it with LARGE twine. I love the earthy feeling it added to the lamp.
For this lamp I covered the shade with burlap and then I hot glued gathered strips round the lamp (gathering tutorial) I love the finished product. To me it is so vintage and a perfect match for my daughters room. Which is almost done, I am so excited!!