Thursday, December 12, 2013

buffet lamp makeover...blah to bright


I've had this buffet lamp for years, and was debating whether or not to drop it off at Goodwill.
I'd brought it up from storage (does that make it sound like some organized closet? haha!!)
 and had it sitting in the the perfect spot, but even the prettiest styling and vase of fresh
 flowers couldn't detract from the blah, boring, beige. Then a friend stopped by and
 commented on the pretty base...hmmm, it is kind of unique....I started waffling about letting
 it go, then obsessing over which fabric to use to update it, black and white stripes, black and
 gold stripes, gold and white chevron, burlap with metallic dots, leopard...


This black and white geometric, honeycomb won out - it was $1 at Hobby Lobby (with coupon).






















 I painted the edges using Martha Stewart's liquid gilding in Gold
 (fabric paint would have probably been a good choice, but I just used what I had on hand). 



 Make a pattern and fold it in half, fold your fabric and align the pattern on the folded edge.
 Cut out like you're cutting out a heart, remember... four times if your shade has four sides. 


Grab your glue gun and adhere around the edge. 


I can't wait to show you its perfect spot on Monday in my Christmas Home Tour! 
(it's sort of hip and current, like a bar cart, hint-hint)  :)

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends,
and don't forget... 

The 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes
I've already seen a few peeks here and there and these talented ladies are sharing 
creative, classy and colorful Christmas decor you won't want to miss!!

Friday Day 5 - Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles

and continuing through the weekend

Saturday Day 6 - Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sunday Day 7 -  Kris @ Driven by Decor




22 comments:

Sharon @ Novara Way said...

Wow, you always amaze me with your ideas! Looks current, hip, and updated.
Sharon

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Ca-ute! That fabric is fantastic! I'm dying to see your whole tour...it's almost here!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh I am so glad you didn't bring that to Goodwill! That is such a good makeover. The gold edges on the shade just make it for me…..and now I am super excited to see your tour and where this ended up! Have a wonderful weekend!!

MONICA LIVAS said...

The fabric choice is fabulous! Looks so classy!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

What a difference. I love the fabric insert. Pretty!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my gosh! small change big impact! love the difference!

Dana Frieling said...

Diggin' the fabric! Bar cart?...you lucky girl! Can't wait to see it all.

Julia Konya said...

YES! Love that honeycomb fabric! So much better than before.
Have a great weekend!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

That's a Cinderella make-over!!! Fantastic!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Fab! Love what you did with that shade Pam :) xo Kristin

Unknown said...

You are the master of makeovers! I love it. The honeycomb fabric and gold paint make the pretty base stand out even more. She is a keeper!

Lori

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Looks great...love the black and gold together...cant wait to see your home all decked out!

Vel Criste said...

Looks so much better Pam, love this simple project!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

What a great project Pam..... love it! Happy weekend!

Danielle said...

Great makeover! Love it! x

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love the updated lampshade.

Bethany DeVore said...

love the fabric and the gold, looks great!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

It's definitely a keeper now! Can't wait to see your house tour!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful…I have a pair of shades just waiting for a makeover…thanks so much for the inspiration as always!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

AWESOME makeover Pam...love it!!

Peggy W said...

OH Pam, you are going to think I am such a silly goose... ok so I will go ahead and confirm it. When I first read the title of your post I reading it as "Buffalo Lamp makeover... blah to bright." yes, you read that correctly, "buffalo..." I kept wondering what in the world is a buffalo lamp. Yes then I started to actually read the post and the light clicked on.. AHHHH buffet lamp! (in my defense I was reading on my phone without my reading glasses.. ha ha!)

So all that to say... I LOVE your buffalo lamp and its new shade! ;-)

Lisa Rozario said...

This is perfect and quite simple and such a pretty transformation. I love the contrast, Pam!

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