Old lamp reborn?

Did I ever tell you that I am a yard sale enthusiast?  I can’t resist rummaging through peoples discarded items to find a great buy.  It is particularly gratifying to take that item and repurpose it into something new.  I eyed this old lamp at the last yard sale that I went to.  It was late in the day, and the seller saw me inspecting it.  It was priced at $5.00, however; I told him that I didn’t need another lamp.  The seller said that I could have it for free if I would just take it off his hands; everything leftover was going to the donation center.  I accepted his “gift” and the anticipation of what the lamp could become began to boggle my brain.

What I did to the old lamp shade1115161045a

Cut slices of old shade out, being careful to leave the frame for stability1115161110doesn’t look like much now


Time to hot glue on some burlap. I’m going for a shabby chic look.1479305231294-temp

The finished product.  Since the light bulb shows through the shade, I put an Edison bulb light in the lamp.  What a unique look!

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