The Old Lamp Revamp
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 Although the lamp was outdated and the shade was ripped on one side, I thought trying a little makeover couldn’t make it worse.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.
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.
As my plan was to add a bit of an industrial look, I took the lamp apart…
…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.
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.
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!
I am so happy with the new look of the ‘old’ lamp.
Here is a close up picture of the beautiful Edison Bulb.
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.
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!
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 🙂
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 🙂
Thank you so much Tammy for such encouraging words! I am so glad you liked the makeover!
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.
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!
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!
Thank you so much, Nettie!
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!!
Thank you so much, Keri! 🙂
Very cool upcycle project!!! I like the rustic quality it has now. Thanks for sharing with us at From The Archives Friday!!
Thank you so much, Ashley! Oh I love you party, so I thank you for hosting it!!
How very creative! (And, happy to know I’m not the only one with a basement like this!) 😉
Thank you so much, Gloria! 😀
Oooohhh!!! This is gorgeous. It looks so easy that I may be able to do it! Thanks for linking up with us on #FFBH!
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 🙂
Amazing makeover! The bulbs make for the perfect touch too!
I would love it if you would share this on my weekly link party : )
Thank you so much, Ashleigh! Of course, I would love to join your party. Thank you so much for the invite!!
You’re welcome! Check out the next party, tomorrow at 6!
Wow! That turned out stunning! Love the wastebasket under that unique-structured lampshade skeleton.
Thank you so much, Audra! 🙂
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!
Thanks so much, Chelsee! 🙂
Great job, I’m looking to make a rustic light for my chicken coop.
Thank you so much, Carol! 🙂
This is an awesome transformation , really love your metal cage shade and the twine base.
Thank you so much, Claire! 🙂
What a transformation! It turned out great! I’d love for you to share this at our weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2016/05/fun-birthday-party-ideas-little-bird.html Hope to see you there!
Thank you so much, Jennifer! And also thanks so much for the invite… I just now shared it 🙂
I love this lamp. Love, love. love.
Thank you so much, Debra! 🙂
What a transformation, Handan! The lamp turned out just great! I love the mix of rustic and industrial.
Thanks so much, Julia!
Fantastic idea!!. I like very much your industrial lamp
Thank you so much, Natalia! x
Great job, love the shade! thanks so much for sharing this and your other wonderful projects on craft schooling Sunday!
Thank you so much, Sara! I thank you for hosting such a wonderful party! 🙂
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
Thanks so much, Evija! 🙂
This is fabulous! I LOVE it! Totally pinning this to my Lamps broad 🙂 Great job!
Thanks so much, Tarahlynn! 🙂
Very nice lamp upcycle! I love this idea, consider this pinned 🙂 Thank you for sharing and keep these gorgeous ideas coming.
Thanks so much, Stacey!
That is a super cool lamp! I love how creative this project is.
Thanks so much, Gina! 🙂
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
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 😉
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!
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!!
Wow–fabulous transformation! Love it!
Thank you so much, Cecilia!
You are so creative! I love your upcycle.
Thank you so much, Sherry! 🙂
What an amazing transformation Handan! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous lamp at Vintage Charm.
Thank you so much, Tuula! 🙂
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!!
Thank you so much, Elaine! 🙂
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!
Thank you so much, Lynn! Your lovely comments always make it my day! Wishing you a great weekend!!
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!
Thank you so much, Jen! Happy is great and that is why I love your party!! Have a wonderful and happy weekend! 🙂
I’m absolutely in love with the look of this lamp. Will definitely try to do a version of it when I finally get to decorate my four seasons room, which has a sort of subtle nautical theme. It would go great with my nautical rope rug! (http://diwheart.com/2015/03/04/nautical-rope-rug/)
Thanks for sharing on our Wonderful Wednesday’s Link Party!
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!
I love this lamp. I want this lamp. This is the best remake of a lamp.
Thank you so much, Debra! I am so glad you liked it 🙂
I love your lamp it looks beautiful. Such a great upcycle job. Thank you for sharing at the Talented Tuesday link up party. Have a lovely week.
Thank you so much! You too have a great week, Kim! 🙂
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
Oh wow! Thank you so much!! I’ll be there 🙂
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.
Host~Oh My Heartsie Girl
Oh you are an ACE, Karren! Thank you so much! You to have a fantastic week! 🙂
Fantastic makeover! I love the lamp.
Thanks so much, Virginia!
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!
I am humbled by your lovely words! Thank you so much, Lisa! Hope you have a fantastic week 🙂
So cute! I made a similar one years ago for my porch & I still love it!
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! 🙂
Such a cool makeover!!! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!
Thank you so much, Samantha!
What a great transformation for a dated lamp!
Thank you so much, Margo! 🙂
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!
Thank you so much, Corinna! 🙂
Pinned!! You turned an ugly old lamp into awesomeness!! I love this! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party! http://www.pleasuresofthenw.com/diy-party-no-7-lets-get-creative/
Thank you so much, Helen! 🙂
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!
Thank you so much, Nikki! 🙂
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
Oh wow! What a great news!! Thank you so much, Megin! 🙂
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!
Thank you so much, Barbara! Your comment made my day! But between you and me, I’m also an amateur 😀
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
Oh my gosh Handan and Greg this project is spectacular! Not only that you wrapped the lamp but using that double cool lampshade was amazingly clever! Love it and pinned it!