Today I’m sharing an easy table lamp makeover that only takes a few hours to complete. Of course, if you have a lamp with a nice shape, size and color, then you’re already half way there.
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It’s been about a month since I shared this little corner of our family room, and now I’m back with some updates. For me decorating is all about tweaking, and sometimes I have to study a space until I know what direction I want to take it.
You may remember this cute ceramic lamp that I found at HomeGoods. It was a real steal, plus it’s just the right size and shape, making it easy to decorate around. However, instead of letting it simply blend in with the surrounding decor, I thought, why not make it into more of a statement piece.
Easy Table Lamp Makeover
Updating a lamp with a new shade is the easiest makeover, and only takes a minute to make the switch. Before shopping for a replacement you’ll want to take measurements of your current shade for the height, and the widths of the top and bottom of the shade.
Even if you’re not making a makeover like mine, you may want to take a critical look at your current lamp shades. If you have some that have yellowed with age, a new white or cream shade can really brighten up your room.
Woven lamp Shade
When updating a lamp, if I can’t find a shade that is the exact size as the one I’m replacing, I find that sizing up works best. That is, most of time. In this case though, I went with a size slightly smaller due of the depth of my table.
While shopping, I looked at tons of styles, shapes and colors, finally deciding on a woven shade. The rich natural color, and that texture that catches the eye is exactly what this corner needs.
The scalloped edge is an unexpected detail that I like too. It brings in a touch of whimsy to balance all the straight lines in the room.
One thing to remember when replacing a shade is that you may need to replace the lamp harp too. My new shade was about an inch shorter in height, so I went with an inch shorter harp. These are very inexpensive and easy to install. Here’s a clip on adapter kit that also works well.
Lamp Paint Makeover
After buying a new shade for my lamp, I decided it needed a color makeover as well. While the ombre gray green color is pretty, it’s not quite the look I’m going for.
The easiest way to update the base of a ceramic lamp similar to this is with spray paint. You’ll want to use painters tape or a plastic bag to cover and protect the cord, neck and switch sections from paint overspray.
After applying two coats of white enamel spray paint, I let it dry completely for a couple of hours before handling. Remember spray paint can vary so read the manufactures directions for drying times.
Styling A Console Table
With the lamp’s lighter paint color and fancy shade, I feel like I have the right statement piece for this console table. The seagrass shade definitely stands out and draws the eye. What do you think about the tassel? Too much or a fun addition?
After the string of gloomy days we just had, I’m loving these fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s. They really do brighten up this side of the room.
I’m also purposely keeping the other accessories light for contrast since the table is so dark. I think the white leaf tray, and books are here to stay, at least for a little while. 😉
For more ideas check out my post Ceramic Lamp Makeover With Terra Cotta Finish.
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