Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Floor Lamp Makeover Under $10.00.....

 I fell in love with this Crate & Barrel floor lamp and wanted to buy immediately but its price $349.00 held me back. I looked for cheaper price but did not find great quality for $50. 


This is the lamp I have/had. It was bought from Walmart for $30 few years ago. It is old but in good condition. I do not like discarding functional lamps. There is almost always a way to recycle them for a new look. 


 This is the new look of the lamp same lamp. 

I made a final attempt to buy a new lamp at IKEA. I did not find a lamp there for my budget instate I came across this drum shape shade in white for about $7.00. My original lamp is antique color. The white shade did not look good with the antique lamp pole. So I decided to redo the shade with glossy antique color fabric.

I made these ruffles according to the circumference of the drum. They are a little more than 3 inch wide. I used a sewing machine to create the ruffles.

The white shade was was warped with the same fabric using a hot glue gun.


Then using a hot glue gun the ruffles were attached.

It looked like this after the shade was covered with ruffles.

These roses were attached ahead of time and was attached using hot glue.

This is the drum shade in cooling process after the roses were attached.

Finally, it looks  like this. I am very happy with the results. 
Those who are wondering ....... I only spend $8.00 ( $7.00 shade & $1.00 glue sticks). I had the fabric in hand, but if I had to buy it I would not spend more then $5.00. I used 1 and 1/2 yards of fabric. Originally I was ready to spend $50.00. I am so happy that I did not buy a new one.

Those who are wondering how I made the roses please look watch this video:

Leave me a comment..... I would love to know what you think. Feel free to ask me questions.....

I am linking to:

Cherished Bliss UndertheTableandDreaming  
The Girl Creative


  1. Thanks for linking up a craft and tell! I just love this idea, great tutorial!! hope to see you back next week : )


  2. @Cherished Bliss
    It was a pleasure being part of your party.

  3. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten! I love the fabric you used! It's a perfect touch to your lampshade makeover! I featured your project over on my blog this week! Come grab a button!

  4. This is so elegant and sophisticated Khali! I am liking it better than the one from Crate and Barrel.

    Thanks for linking to "Meet Me On Monday"

    Take care,

  5. @Kindra-At Home With K
    Thank You for featuring me on your blog. I am delighted.

  6. @Serendipity Chic Design
    You have a lovely party. I am happy to be part of it.

  7. Cute lamp!! I couldn't find an email back to you so I hope responding via comment is ok?

    I can't wait to see how your pomander came out - I hope it wasn't too much of a hassle. They're kinda time consuming!!


  8. @Jessa Smith
    It came out really cute. Thanks for your cool tutorial. It will be up on by blog tonight. Please stop by.

  9. I am lovin' the ruffles and the color too:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  10. @www.MaisonStGermain.com

    Thank You Debra!!! I had lots of fun putting it together.

  11. I came upon your blog while researching how to change a torcherie. Looks great. How did you attach the drum shade to the light? Thanks.

    Vidya@ Whats Ur Home Story