So you all know that I LOVE a good DIY project, don’t you? You also know I love to save money. That’s what I did with a Lamps Plus Knock-off Lamp. It hardly cost me anything!
Looking ALL over online stores, I found the lamp and shade I wanted.
Lamps Plus Burlap Shade-$35.00
I already have this white vintage lamp. Basically the same style. Not, brass, but a similar shape. And the shade is a drum shade. It’s what I already have and I know what I want. So I got to work.
Using my Krylon Colormaster Metallic Gold spray paint. I carefully painted the lamp.
Now onto the shade. I bought my shade at Wal-Mart 4 years ago. It has served me well, but it needed some spunk and life.
I thought burlap would give it the texture and feel I was hoping for. Just like the Lampsplus shade.
I started by cutting the width of the shade plus 3 inches. Then that way I had excess on each side to overlap the edges. For me, it was easiest to adhere the burlap with a low-temp glue gun. As I glued and pulled the burlap to make it as taut as it could be.
I did not glue on the shade itself but, on the top and bottom rim. I took my time, as I wanted it to be flush against the shade.
Once I got to the end. I didn’t want the rough edges to show. So I carefully folded over the end and glued it to the shade. This is also how it looks on the inside of the shade. Clean and flush.
If your shade has a smaller top than bottom, the fabric will need to bend or turn a little. Be patient. Just keep pulling it taunt. And it will turn out smooth.
Here is my “new” Lamps Plus Knock-off Lamp . It looks just like I pictured in my mind…Well, even a little better. (HUGE SMILE!)
I like how the gold paint reflects and shows the details in the lamp base.
My cost: I bought the shade for $14. The lamp was a gift. My burlap was $2 a yard and it took me about 2 yards to cover my shade. SOOO, $14+$4=$18
Compared to $175, I did REALLY well. PLUS I LOVE it. That is what REALLY matters most, right???
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