Monday, May 10, 2010

Mrs. Rooster Does Shabby Chic on a Budget


Hello! I am "THE" Mrs. Rooster. Haley and I are WACO BFF's. Her and I get together to craft and let loose! I was telling Haley how excited I was about trying to redo my office space and really personalize it. She was totally on board with the decorating and she has helped so much. I didn't have much of a theme or budget to make this happen. It started out simply with a color scheme and I have built on it from there. One of my first purchases for my office space was a lamp that I got at Goodwill...yeah that's right, Goodwill! It was a steal. I found this lamp for a bargain price of $3.99. It was in great condition, but it did not meet the criteria for the color scheme. "Project Time" I thought to myself. But before I purchased I assessed if this lamp was worth the $3.99 and what it would take to make it in to "office space" worthiness. With a quick re-assurance from Haley, I was swiping my debt card and home it went. Here it is my proud purchase before it was restored to all it's glory..... this however is not so glorious!





Over the next couple of days at lunch I went shopping for a lamp shade. I found a great lamp shade to fit the design, style and size of the lamp and my office space. This is very important. You don't want to get a lamp shade that hides your lamp....what fun is that. It is the show piece to your lamp but it should not take away from it. I then stopped in at the local HL (I am becoming a regular there now) and picked up some beads, trim, fabric and fabric adhesive. I was ready to start this "Project". I got home, whipped out my spray paint can and went to paint the town...black! While letting the lamp dry I started work on my lamp shade.


This poor lamp shade was not going to cut it in the office space. Any one who knows me, knows I love sparkle, and shiny things! So I started with stripping down the lamp shade's seam pieces. I then measured and cut out my fabric pieces to go on my lamp. Once all my pieces were cut, I used my spray adhesive and Viola' it's got a new look. Not one to show anyone yet. I now needed to hide my seams, so with a little ribbon and my most trusted craft tool...the glue gun; I added the black satin ribbon trim. And because I love sparkle I added some beading, eyelash trim and I was done. This project took about an hour. I checked back on my base and it was ready for it's new shining crown.


I coinsider myself a beginner crafter and I found this project to be very simple, quick and budget friendly. So for less than $20 you can have a custom lamp that sits proudly on your table. Happy bargain hunting!

10 comments:

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh Mrs. Rooster the lamp w/ the shade turned out super fabulous!!

Carol said...

It looks even better in person. Loving your office, Rooster!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

What a transformation! Count me impressed!

Thanks so much for stopping in to comment on my tiered planter tutorial. So glad you like the project!

Amy

Red Door Home said...

The paint was a great choice. Looks like you have a good start to your office project.

Revamped French Maison said...

Very cute lamp shade! The fringe and beading really do add a lot of personality!

TheCraftInMe said...

Beautiful-love it! I may have to add fringe to my lamp too:
http://thecraftinme.blogspot.com/2010/05/lamp-revamp.html

Makin$$$ said...

Wow! I love it! Great job again Haley!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

The lamp redo was fab and then you totally hit a home run with the shade! Love all the embellishment in black and white. Very clever.

Warm n Wonderful said...

I really like the end product. I doubt that I could have envisioned this beauty when just looking at the base at Goodwill!!

Green Willow Pond said...

This lamp shade is so cute. I just did a post a couple weeks ago about using ORB on a lamp base, and am still debating what to do with the shade...I love your fabric choice!

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