The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

The Old Lamp Revamp

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On October 31st we entered our 3rd year in our home. But since we moved in, the only place I’ve neglected is our guest bedroom. Thanks to Greg and his woodworking skills (a little brag about my hubby was in order, as he really did an awesome job!), the room has a beautiful, rustic, queen-size guest bed, which I topped with really cute bedding. But unlike the rest of our home, our guest bedroom still doesn’t have that homely feel – it’s just not welcoming or warm enough. With the holidays approaching, we decided to give that project a start and step-by-step turn our guest room into an inviting place a guest would feel welcome.

With that plan in mind, I went shopping in our basement. Whaatt? Shopping in a basement for a guest bedroom redo?? Well I have to say, no one should underestimate our basement! It is like a small-scale department store, with all sorts of junk waiting to have a makeover or get up-cycled, like the old lamp I found hidden behind a stack of broken chairs. Although the lamp was outdated and the shade was ripped on one side, I thought trying a little makeover couldn’t make it worse. So I grabbed it and got to work.

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

First I thought I should paint the main body, but then I decided that wasn’t a good idea, since I didn’t know how to repair the ripped shade. After going back and forth between ideas, I ended up somewhere in between rustic and industrial.

With the help of my hot glue gun, I started wrapping lamp’s main body with Manila Rope. This was a pretty quick process. It took less than an hour to complete it.

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

As my plan was to add a bit of an industrial look, I took the lamp apart…

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

…and spray-painted all the metal parts with Rust-Oleum Flat Black. Painting added that little touch I wanted. Then I let the paint dry and cure for 2-3 days.

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

Meanwhile, I started searching for some ideas for the shade, but I couldn’t find anything that would grab my attention. So I started putting the lamp together and placed an Edison bulb to see how it looked. The moment I lit the lamp I knew what I was going to do with the shade. I immediately tore all the fabric off the shade and spray-painted the frame black.

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

When the painted naked frame was ready to use, I grabbed the Dollar Store waste basket that I got for my crafts room a year ago. First I placed the waste basket on the shade holder then the naked black frame over it, and voila!

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

I am so happy with the new look of the ‘old’ lamp.

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

Here is a close up picture of the beautiful Edison Bulb.

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

As we are currently painting the guest bedroom, I didn’t want to take any pictures in the room. But I know it is going to look fantastic when I place it right next to the rustic bed that Greg built.

The Old Lamp Revamp | Industrial style DIY lamp makeover using Dollar Store trash can | Coastal style sisal rope wrapped table lamp | Edison bulb | Before & After | Indoor lighting | TheNavagePatch.com

Handan, xo

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93 Comments

  1. I have visited the Navage Patch before and I am blown away. I will talk with your Mom about stuff that gets discarded

    here…mostly vintage that has some defect. Or presents “a hazard” as some have said. Or, should you have anything specific you would like me to keep an eye out for, please do not hesitate to let me know. You are so very talented…just like Mom said!

    1. Thank you, Jerry! I am so glad you like The Navage Patch!

      Although I try to visit the shop pretty often, I will definitely let you all know if we are especially looking for something 🙂

  2. I just don’t comment on things very often at all….seriously you are probably the first time in a couple years….and I see things I like all the time, but this is soooo gorgeous – wonderful creativity!! Love it and thanks for sharing cuz otherwise I would be stealing 🙂

  3. I stumbled across your page today searching for image transfer methods for ceramic dishes and wares. I explored further and I am so glad I did. I love this lamp “redo” and I find your ideas quite inspiring. I don’t put my two cents in very often, but I had to say what a wonderful talent I think you have and I look forward to more of you DIY inspiration.
    Janet

    1. Thank you so much, Janet! Reading your beautiful words about me and The Navage Patch brought the greatest warmth to my heart. Such wonderful comments mean a lot to Greg and me, and I am so glad that you liked the lamp redo!

  4. I wish I could come up with inspired ideas like this one. I love it, particularly with the style of lightbulb you’re using. Sweet!

  5. Handan, this lamp makeover is pretty cool! That was nice that Parrot Uncle gave you an Edison Bulb. I love how you wrapped the lamp and used a wastebasket as a shade! Very creative!!

    1. Thank you so much, Jazelle! As I am a little too impatient I don’t usually go for anything hard, but this lamp makeover was really easy… even for me 🙂

  6. This is so cute! I love the rope look added to the lamp! It is so rustic looking. What a transformation! Thanks so much for linking up for the Best of the Blogosphere!

  7. Absolutely stunning makeover, so clever!! This actually looks like you bought it from a very hugh end designer boutique! Thank you for linking up to #OMHGWW, Evija x

  8. Oh Handan! I love this! I was looking for so, so long for something just like this for my son’s bedroom makeover and I just couldn’t find anything I liked (without paying a fortune for it). I would never have thought to remove the lampshade and spray paint it for that industrial look. Just perfect. I’ll definitely keep it in mind for future projects. Thanks for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. It’s lovely to see you each week. I’m featuring this post at tomorrow’s party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

    1. Thank you so much, Anne! Although I made this for our guest room first it ended up in Greg’s office, then our son took it to his room 😀 Guys tend love industrial look in their spaces 😉

  9. You beat me to it! I was going to stop by this morning to let you know that you’re being featured at this week’s link party, and I saw your comment that you already noticed. This is such a creative project. I really enjoyed featuring it!

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! I am so glad you invited me to your party last week! It is seriously a wonderful one, hence I will be a regular 🙂 Have a fabulous week!!

  10. Your creativity and ability to re-do common items is amazing and they turn out so darn cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you later today!! Pinned!!

  11. Handan, that looks spectacular. I love the naked lamp shade look, but have shied away from it because I thought it too stark. But your solution of the small waste basket its perfect. It softens the starkness just the right amount. Well done you!
    Lynn

  12. This is amazing! I love it! What a beautiful transformation!

    Thank you so much for linking this up at the #happynowlinkup! This indeed made me happy 🙂 Now I am going to find me an old lamp to transform!

    1. Thank you so much, Paula! 🙂 I just checked your rug and oh my!! That rug looks awesome!! And you do have some patience. 🙂 I thank you for hosting such a wonderful party!

  13. Hello fabulous! I’m stopping by to let you know that we will be featuring your cool lamp at our linky party that starts tonight at 7 pm. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight! Lou Lou Girls

  14. Hi Hannah, I just wanted to stop by and let you know that your post has been chosen by one of our hostesses to be one of our features this week on #OMHGWW and will be in a Slideshow and is on Youtube.
    Its also be pinned to our WW Board!!

    Stop by and linkup again this week. https://youtu.be/jiImmlxUAu8

    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Karren
    Host~Oh My Heartsie Girl

  15. I absolutely love your posts because your vision is amazing! I never would have thought to do something like this with that lamp…so creative! Thanks so much for joining us at Share The Wealth Sunday! I can’t wait to see what you share next!

    1. Hi Julie! Yes I saw your lamp and it is gorgeous! I also saw your son’s room makeover which is great. I pinned that one to use some of your ideas for our son’s room 😉 I couldn’t agree more with the idea: having a great room encourages them visit home more often!
      Thank so much for visiting and have a great week! 🙂

  16. The internet always amazes me with the incredibly talented ideas it brings me to. The lamp is so joanna gaines now and before it was…. not even close. Haha. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle!

  17. I love the look of a light fixture with the Edison Bulbs! We have a more modern home, but I love touches of old with the new. This would be perfect! And I love the way you think, so creative to try the waste can, it ended up being perfect. Really out of the box idea. I need to start looking at things differently, this lamp is amazing. Especially from the beginning design to the end. Complete transformation!

  18. I adore your lamp! The shade is really wonderful and I love the old fashioned bulb.
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  19. I see this lamp was probably revamped almost 2 yrs ago! I must tell you that it is simply stunning. I love the rope-wrapped base and the shade was sheer (ha!) genius. I love the look of the wire frame and the $1 basket (which I’ve used for cloches!) Love your ingenuity! Thanks so much for inspiring us amateurs!

  20. Oh Handan your lamp revamp is beautiful! I LOVE how you wrapped it and that shade is awesome! You did a wonderful job on it, but that doesn’t surprise me. Both of you are soooo talented! As for the basement, where can I find me one with never ending supplies? LOL