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.
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!