Jul 15, 2014

Little Girl's Quick Lampshade Makeover

I'm always amazed at what a quick trip to a craft store (my favorite one happens to be Hobby Lobby!), a little bit of time and some creativity can do!

Like what some ribbon, baker's twine, hot glue and my tiredness with my daughter's lamp birthed.

This isn't my first rodeo in re-vamping a lamp with ribbon- have you seen my $4 Lampshade Makeover? But this one was definitely funner since I added some polka-dot ribbon and some fun baker's twine!

So my friends, I present to you my LITTLE GIRL'S LAMPSHADE MAKEOVER...

It's quick, it's easy....it's fabulous!

I have to say, I never really loved the lamp to begin with...

I was 7 months pregnant and had been looking for a lamp for Lily's nursery FOREVER!! I'm a planner so I had the nursery done by the time I was 5 months along. I requested an early baby shower just so I could know what else I would need to buy.

The main colors in the nursery were pink and green. The curtains were green so I wanted a pink lamp with a green accent to contrast well against them. I also knew I wanted a white glossy lamp base. I. LOOKED. EVERYWHERE.... and nothing.

It was either the wrong shade of pink or green. The lamp base was either too modern for my taste or matte.

Man, do I wish I was crafty or knew about Pinterest then...I would of just bought a plain lampshade and custom designed it myself. That would of saved me so much time!

It's funny the things pregnant women make a big deal of. This was a big deal to me. My husband thought I was nuts! God bless him. He knew nothing.

Finally, I found something that could work on Amazon. I wasn't crazy about the brown trim but it was the closest one to the one I had in my mind. The lamp base was perfect though! I loved the glossy finish and the curvy shape!

Fast forward 4 years and I was finally ready to change what I didn't love about this lamp!

I slowly rid Lily's room of the green accents to invite a fun new accent color....aqua! So what better time to re-do this lamp then now?


1. The very first thing I did was tear that awful brown trim and green ruffle off the lamp. And boy was that satisfying!! The lamp already looked better without those ugly frills.

2. Next, I glued some gorgeous aqua ribbon around the top and bottom edge of the lamp.

3. Then, I glued a much thinner gray and white polka-dot ribbon along the bottom of the aqua ribbon.

3. The very last thing I did was glue some white and blue baker's twine along the top of the aqua ribbon.

In just 4 steps the lamp that used to be meh, is now WOW! I think it's sweet, feminine and simple.

And I love the combination of the colors, the bit of pattern and the texture the twine adds!

I constantly say that there's nothing paint can't change. But I think my new saying will be that there's nothing some ribbon and hot glue can't liven up!

What do you think? Did you love the lamp in it's before stage or now?

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Vel Criste said...

So adorable! I love the color combo and pattern you chose for your shade Selene, so dainty and pretty!

Lena said...

So cute!! I love how it turned out!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Vel!! I always appreciate your sweet comments :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lena!! I love it too!! Ribbon is my new best friend!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love how Lily's lamp turned out! I never thought to use baker's twine, but it adds a nice, subtle touch. Love the ribbon you chose too. :)

The Boho Abode said...

It looks so professional! You did a fabulous job :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lisa!! I love baker's twine!! So versatile!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Corinna!!

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