Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The other day, I felt a need to "craft", but did not have any projects waiting, so I decided to change the lamp shade in the TV room.
There was really nothing wrong with it, but I wanted to see what would happen if I decoupaged on the brown suede....

I had some wall paper left over from a previous house, some Modge Podge, (read, Plain old White Glue) some vinyl  lettering, and some black trim, so I set to work.I tore off pieces of paper, and glued them on randomly.

The first layer of wall paper looked blah, so I got this one out and did another layer.
Then I remembered that I still  had some vinyl lettering stacked away somewhere, and put that on top.

Added some trim with spray-on adhesive, and Voila! A new lamp!

I think I will change out the base for a diffferent one later...a copper base I got at Savers on their dollar day, that I will spray paint. Probably with ORB.

This current base was a project I did a few years back...with Rust Paint from Master Paints...I will tel you about it sometime.

I think it is an improvement...and you? Have you changed the look of some of your lamps lately?
I would love to hear about it!

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  1. That was awesome! I have been looking for something to do with my Mod Podge. Thanks for
    giving us a look at your process. I miss using
    wallpaper. Home Depot stop giving free samples.

  2. OMGosh, I love your lamp. Isn't modge podge just the best??? I wish I had a lamp with a shade that would accept m.p. I would make a lamp shade like this one. You did a great job.

  3. I love the overlap of the vinyl over the wallpaper. Great job! I am hosting a link party on my blog this weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

  4. You did a great job on this~ very creative~ inspires some ideas for me!

  5. That is AWESOME...and I could do that. Thanks again for joining in. Did you get my question about what kind of glue you used for the frames in the bathroom?

  6. I am so glad I stopped! I have an old lamp shade with a velvet kind of material and I was putting off trying to change the fabric, I think I am going to try decoupage, what do I have to loose? thank you for the idea! Visiting from Debbiedoos.


  7. Great idea-I love to modpodge-it's a little messy but great fun!

  8. Oh.My.Goodness. I LOVE those lamps! I have been looking for something to do with a few lamps that need some love...I think I am going to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!


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