little lamp makeovers for the laundry room...




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Wendy from the Shabby Nest is having a Frugal Friday party and I'm joining with some frugal lamp makeovers.
You know I've been collecting treasures at yard sales that I'm now using as I re-do my laundry room. First up, this sweet wooden lamp from a yard sale for $2:


I spray painted the base black. Then, I had fabric left over from this project,

so I just tore it in half, tied a knot in the back and then in the front in the same way I did for this lamp.
I hot-glued a few edges under, set it on top of the dryer and we're good to go!

I love how it coordinates with the toile chair pad that came with the desk:

Next up:

Do you remember this little lamp for $2, also from a yard sale?

I passed this wall in the garage one day, and the rope caught my eye:


I remembered seeing someone in blogland making a lampshade with rope. I can't find it for the life of me~anyone?? I know Sarah and Kimba have made jute covered vases, but I swear someone did a lampshade. Anyway, I thought it would give some great texture to my desk top.

You just cut the rope and start wrapping and hot gluing:
About 5 minutes later, we have a new shade from some trusty rope hanging on the garage wall. I don't even think my husband will notice that a piece is cut off?


Little, inexpensive touches in less than an hour (for both!) that make a big difference.
Have a fabulous weekend!


36 comments:

  1. LOVE the lamps! What a great idea.

    Sharon

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  2. What great makeovers! Can't wait to see your laundry room. And I bet you could find the mystery rope lamp lady at Nester's Lampapalooza!

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  3. Okay, first of all-LOVE the toile! and second, that rope on the little shade is just the coolest! I would have never thought of using rope. Great makeovers!

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  4. Wonderful projects! Love them both, I will be back to check out your blog! Sue

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  5. The rope was a great idea. But, I'm a huge sucker for toile. I have that same fabric for the curtains in my kitchen and living room, and for sofa pillows. Love, love, love what you did with that!

    I keep seeing all these great pictures of fabulous laundry rooms like yours. I'm a little envious. My dryer is tucked underneath a staircase and I can't even see the top of the washer. Maybe one day I'll have a real laundry room, too. Aaahhh, to dare to dream....

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  6. I've said it before, I'll say it again... toile makes me swoon! Love your lamp (and that chair looks fabulous!)

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  7. You know how I love makeovers. Great lamp redos. The rope shade is just adorable. Hmmmm. I need to scout out some rope in the garage.

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  8. REALLY like the rope one..gives it a look of seagrass.

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  9. Simple things that make a bold statement!

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  10. Melissa, the rope one is so cool! :) Question: did your husband get mad you swiped his rope? ;)

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  11. Both the lamps look fabulous. Love the touches you gave to the shades. Too cute. Hugs, Marty

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  12. good and easy stuff! thanks for sharing!

    http://anhesty.blogspot.com

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  13. Great lamp maker overs!

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  14. I love your rope lampshade :)!

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  15. Both makeovers turned out so cute...especially love your laundry room lamp!

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Michelle

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  16. Love the lamps! I really like the one with fabric...so cute!

    Have a great weekend...

    Nancy

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  17. Melissa love all the cuteness of your lamps...simple changes make them look so much more expensive. Thanks for the ideas!

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  18. I love what you did with those lamps. So cute!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  19. OMGOSH! They turned out soo cute!!

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  20. I am off to find some cheap lamps to copy you! Awesome!
    Hugs,
    Sariah

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  21. Both are super cute.
    If you feel so inclined, go visit the diy showoff and submit some of your fantastic projects. roeshel is awesome, and I know she would love to feature you.
    {No, I am not payed for my endorsement.} ;)
    *Tricia

    The DIY Showoff:
    http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/

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  22. Both lamps turned out so cute! Love that toile!

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  23. Be still my heart! Everyone knows how much I love little lamps, and yours are so creative and beautiful! Love the toile, love the rope.

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  24. Luvin the texture that the rope gives!

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  25. All of it looks GREAT! however, that rope lamp is to cute! who new?? It kinda has a beach vibe to it! LOVE IT!

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  26. Love that rope shade! Very clever.

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  27. Great job once again!

    Lamp would look great in my boys' room with their rope drawer pulls.

    Do you have a huge stockpile of stuff waiting to be paired with inspiration?

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  28. Little touches made such a difference.
    Sandra

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  29. oh my goodness girl! I was so excited to read your blog tonight! I love your frugal redo's (one of my favorite topics!)

    The lamps are so cute! I always love toile, but I think my fav was the rope lamp- very fresh! Keep on posting girl! Thanks!

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  30. the lamps look great. each one better than the last.

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  31. Look at you go girl! That laundry room must be about done! Can't wait to see it all put together, every project you have done has been fantasic!

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  32. I love that fabric covered lamp so much! Who would have thunk it?! It really is cute and has so much character. Thanks for sharing!

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