Two Dollar Lamp Makeover


Lamp makeovers are so much fun.  I found this lamp at Walmart.  You couldn't beat the price, $12.95.  I could easily pay more than that second hand shopping.  I also picked up the red drum shade there as well.


 My original plan was to spray the base Kelly Green.  I may still do that but for summer, I like the white.  It has an understated nautical feel.  

It was nice but, a little boring.  So, I picked up a spool of white grosgrain ribbon and hot glued a stripe around the top and around the bottom.

Then, to make it even better, I gave it a twin.

 This lamp "makeover" cost $2 and took less than 5 minutes.  You will probably see these again, when I decide to go for the green.  

Here are a few fabulous lamp makeovers:

Aren't they great? 
Thanks for visiting!


  1. i am on a hunt for a couple of lamps for our bedroom -- thanks for the inspiration!! your lamps look great!

  2. Wow! What a difference some ribbon can make! Loving that design sponge redo!

  3. Amazing what a difference a little ribbon can make. It's the perfect touch. Thanks for featuring my lamp-I'm honored!

  4. Sarah, those are just gorgeous!!! They look perfect in the room too!! You always know just what to add!!!

  5. Your lamps are AMAZING! They look so chic! :)

  6. Great idea!! :) I love them!!

  7. They look great!
    I have six shadeless vintage lamps. They are just sitting there naked because I can't find shades I like. You have inspired me to get a bit crafty!

  8. Oh cute! That last lamp though is adorable! It's almost like if J. Crew and Pier One had a lamp love child Hah. I love your blog! I hope you don't mind that I added it to my "Blog Crushes" part of my blog! Keep up the great posts!

    - Brittany

  9. I did the same thing with ribbon for my playroom lamp. I just posted a post today on patterned lampshades!! Great minds think alike, Kathysue

  10. I love the red with the black and white its perfect!


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