Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Homespun Fun Floor Lamp

When we moved into our rental home, I realized there were no light fixtures in any of the rooms - just the outlets attached to light switches for floor lamps.  Looking for a quick (and cheap) solution to light my rooms, I ended up with these basic Torchiere Floor Lamps from Walmart.  I picked up Four of them at the time while they were on sale for $10 each.


They did the trick, and in some of my rooms their unassuming silhouette is fine.  BUT...in my Guest Room/Craft Room, I wanted something a little more "country comfy."  Especially next to my newly refurbished, adorable Quilt Rack.

Here's what I came up with:


It was pretty easy to do.  I simply ripped a whole lot of strips of scrap fabric and began tying them onto the pole.  One.  By.  One.  (Actually, it didn't take that long - maybe an hour to do the entire project!)


I also painted the top and bottom of the lamp in a coordinating Linen color using craft paint.


Finally, I attached a final large ripped strip of fabric to the top of the lampshade to tie the whole look together.


Isn't it fun (and frugal) to look around at what you've already got and see how you can make it better?



Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Homespun Floor Lamp (Lamp $10, Fabric - On hand scrap)

Total Fake-It Cost:  $10.00

**Totally Unique Floor Lamp = Priceless!**

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11 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I hate the boring look of those lamps, but man they are economical. You've inspired me!!!

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  2. I have the same lamps in two rooms!! I am getting ready to redo my kids room. We were thinking of buying them a new lamp but, you have inspired me! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Pretty cute.. easy and simple.. my kind of makeover!! I love the country look!

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  5. Very cute...I have a project lamp that I keep at my recliner for stitching...think I will try this and maybe it won't stick out so badly:).

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  6. Too cute! Looks so nice next to your quilt too!

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  7. Fabulous Funny Floor Lamps! Nice work! Thanks for doing this blog. Amazing!!!

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  8. very amazing floor lamps. I enjoyed reading it.

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  9. I could see this done with tulle for a little princess' room!

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