So, you remember the $5 lamp right?? Came from a Garage sale….
This is what is turned into…
It is like it went into Ann Taylor for a makeover–am I right, or am I right?!?! I know! I love it!!!
I used Rustoleum Strawflower spray paint (I did a primer coat first)
For the shade—I covered it with a grey suit fabric (1 yard) it was a super large shade!
I hot glued the fabric inside the shade on the top…then did the same to the bottom.
 I cleaned up the edges after I was done gluing.
I got some 3 inch ribbon at JoAnn Fabric in the same gold color as the lamp.
I wrapped the top and secured a bow. I hot glued (just dots along the top) to secure the ribbon to the top of the lamp shade. Pretty cute huh!!

Be inspired to be clever!!
And share with your friends if you like what you are reading so far!! Thanks friends!
Sharing today at…Domestically Speaking & Backyard Eden & Trendy Treehouse & Someday crafts & Blue Cricket Designs & Tea Rose Home , Primitive and Proper


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. ok I LOVE THAT! It would look perfect in my daughters bedroom!!!!
    Great job!

  2. You did an amazing job. I absolutely love it!!

  3. Black and White {Side by Side}

    how cute is that!? i love the bow!

  4. Wow! love it!

  5. Hey great job! Im glad to hear you liked my work, thanks for stopping by


  6. Hi! I am your newest follower! I love all your creative ideas!

  7. Looks so current and sweet – really good job!

  8. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden

    So pretty! I love those colors.

    Thanks so much for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

  9. Awesome job Tracie. The lamp is truly worthy of a prime spot in your home now!

  10. Linda@Coastal Charm

    Outstanding job on this makeover…come over and share it at my NIFDTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…hope to see ya there:)


  11. 100% improvement on the original! Looks great :)

    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

  12. Wow! That big, beautiful ribbon makes the lamp :)

  13. That lamp, was beauftul, I love all those little flowers, and I have to say with her new skirt, she looks fabulous. Great idea. Love it.

    You know what to do right, come share at my place too, he he.

    Thanks girl!

    Bella :)

  14. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys

    It's very Anthropologie meets Ann Taylor! I love how it turned out.

  15. Lauren @ YoungNester

    This is amazing! I LOVE thrifting! I cannot wait for yard sale season!

    I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

  16. Ohhh my! – – so gorgeous! The color combo. is beautiful! I'm thrilled to have "found you!" :)
    ~ Amy

  17. a little tweaked

    What a find! Love that lamp. Nice job!

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