aka: Makeover of a Lamp
I have a little light. It was given to me. It sorta has a department store/maybe Kirkland's feel about it. I decided I would try to make it look more French.
The lamp had an urn style, which was really good. I liked the overall design of it, I just wasn't digging the color painted on the relief design.
So, instead of spray painting the whole lamp and loosing the wonderful patina it had I decided to highlight the relief with a gold Rub n' Buff. It was so easy my five-year-old gave it try.
The lamp shade was dated, so I thought I would give that a new look too. The first thing I did was take the trim off.
I left the velour on the outer part of the shade because, the lining was in great shape and I didn't want to destroy it and they seemed to be connected.
But, just because I left that velour on it I didn't have to look at it, so, I covered it with a white linen.
I have the linen on and now I will trim the overhang.
I then used a super tacky craft glue and added a pre-made trim.
So, here it is before on the left and after on the right. Freshening up the lamp's look seem to work. I liked the way it looked now.
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