Lamp Revamp with Fabric Flower Shade

I’m sure you remember these lamps, since I just posted about finding them last week! I have been looking for months for some new lamps for our bedroom….so once I found these beauties I just couldn’t wait!
I used some steel wool to clean up the lamps a bit and rough up the surface. Then I grabbed some plastic bags and painters tape to cover the cord and electrical parts. I had some blue paint left over from my Spring Apothecary Jars that I thought would look great in our room.
I used the lampshades from our old lamps. Do you notice the “artwork” on one of them? A couple years ago my daughter thought this would be so pretty…..and there it has stayed ever since! They obviously needed a makeover too but I wasn’t sure really want I wanted to do. I finally decided to do a mixture of fabric flowers.
Here they are, all done!
I think the flowers came out great! I used burlap, muslin, and some blue poly satin fabric to create the different flowers. I just used hot glue to attach them to the shade.
Here they are all lit up, I love their glow!
It sure is a vast improvement from where they started!
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  1. I seriously think I love everything you do! The colors are fabulous! I will definitely be on the lookout for some thrift store lamps now!

  2. *GASP* Too stinkin’ cute! I’ve got a brass lamp that I keep eyeballing to make over. You’ve definitely given me some inspiration!

  3. They are fabulous!!! I am so going to steal that idea! 🙂

  4. Seriously adorable!! ♥

  5. LOVE these!!! So cute!

  6. so cute. i love those calm clean colors

  7. I love your lamp makeover! the colors are beautiful! Visiting from

  8. *sigh* yet another project idea you have given me LOL! Adding it to the lists…do you ever NEVER have an adorable idea?

  9. This is SO pretty! Never would have pictures those lamps could look like this!

  10. These look awesome! I love it when old items can be given a fresh life 🙂 – great job

  11. what a transformation! I love it!!! The blue is just a great color.

  12. Oh My Gosh!! THEY LOOK SO GORGEOUS!!! Great job!!!!

  13. SO cute! I have an old lamp just calling out for this makeover! 😉

    I’m your newest follower! Stop by my blog when you have a chance–I’d love to have you as a follower, too! 🙂

  14. In LOOOVE! Now I want to make these for my house! Awesome Job!

  15. These I are so cute! I just found them linked to the shabby chic cottage! I’m your newest follower. Thanks for sharing

    making life a Bliss

  16. These lamps look awesome! Great Job!

  17. How fabulous!! Love it!! Thanks for helping me spot a treasure!

  18. Seriously made my eyes bug!! AWESOME!! You did such a great job!!

  19. This is very pretty!!!!

  20. Oh! I love your lamps! The flowers are such a cute touch!

  21. Court!
    These turned out awesome! I love love the color!! Thanks for linking up!!

    Love your guts

  22. I love the blue that you used with these lamps…they are adorable!

  23. these are beautiful! love the color and everything about them!!

  24. I love your lamps. They turned out AWESOME. I have never thought to PAINT brass. You can find those EVERYWEHRE. FABULOUS! Please link them up at our link party here.
    I am a new follower!
    @ Sisters of the Wild West

  25. so glad you linked up!! THANK YOU

  26. Oh, how CUTE! I just love them!!

  27. SWOON….. Emily!!

  28. I meant to say…. SWOON!!! I LOVE it!! My daughter was talking to me and I typed her name without thinking… lol

  29. The different textures in the fabric flowers is a wonderful touch.


  30. Wow- these lamps are awesome! I wanted to do something with rolled flowers/rosettes on a living room lamp shade. You have just inspired me to bust out the glue gun and get going. Love, love, love these. I’m a new follower. meagan @

  31. I love this!!! I need to do something with our lamp shades in the family room and this would be PERFECT!!!

    Visiting from the Tip Junkie blog hop!

  32. I love these! Adding to my list…

  33. These are beautiful! Great work!

  34. Gorgeous! Love them soooo much.

  35. I have been on the look out for some old lamps to spruce up forever! I have had no luck! After seeing what you did to those lamps I want to find some even more!!! Awesome!!

    Audrey @

  36. These lamps are so adorable! Did you put them on bedside tables?

  37. Absolute love! Great job…gotta follow you now!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  38. Adding the flowers was genius! So, so cute!

  39. What a great transformation! It turned out so cute! I love the flowers!

  40. These are fantastic! Really, really great job!

  41. GORGEOUS!! Stopping by from CSI project! Good Luck!

  42. These are so cute! I especially love the base color!

  43. LOVE this makeover! A beautiful color and fabulous flowers!

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