My mom just redid our living room and was getting rid of an old lamp. As she was putting it in the car to go to the donation center, I thought “humm, maybe I can do something with that.” I wanted to give it a makeover without spending any money. In this post I am going to show you how I transformed this lamp into a cute DIY scrap fabric lamp!
To create your own scrap fabric lamp you will need: an old lamp, Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, Americana Decor Paint Brush, painter’s tape, scrap fabric, and scissors.
Step 1: Tape of the parts of the lamp that you do not want to paint. I decided to leave the wood part of my lamp as is.
Step 2: Use Americana Chalky Finish to paint the base of the lamp. I used Relic which is a dark gray color. If your lamp has a lot of texture like mine does, use a dabbing motion to get the paint into all the grooves.
Step 3: Remove the tape. If you need to, you can touch up the edges.
Step 4: Cut fabric into one inch strips. I had all of this fabric left over from a previous project. (I guess I should post that, huh?)
Step 5: Rip all of the fabric off the lampshade so all that is left is the wire frame. (I didn’t take a picture of this step, but I think you can imagine it.) Then tie the fabric strips across each section. I got a pattern going and stuck with it, but you can do it randomly too. I recommend watching a movie during this step.
It came together so cute! I love how I was able to repurpose a lamp that my mom was going to get rid of and use it in my room! With a little paint and some fabric it is like a completely different lamp!
The scrap fabric lampshade did take a lot of patience, but I made it during two family movie nights. After seeing the finished DIY scrap fabric lamp, I think it was totally worth the time. And the entire project was free because I already had everything on hand. How cool is that?
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it opened up your eyes to the possibilities that your old lamp or furniture has!