Happy February, Place of My Taste readers! It’s Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling, a creative DIY blog. I’m so thrilled to continue being a contributor blogger for Aniko.
Today am sharing one of my first projects on a longtime coming, master bedroom update. I am sharing How to easily update a Glass Base Lamp.
About seven years ago, the hubs and I bought these lovely glass based lamps from Potterybarn. I loved their simple and classic look… and seven years later, I’m wondering why I’ve kept them around for so long! They are SO vanilla. A tan shade and a clear glass base, it really doesn’t get more ordinary than that.
I do not like tossing out perfectly functional lamps and buying new ones, so I decided to give my blah lamps an easy and non permanent update! Here is what I started with (below).
I’m embarrassed to say, it’s been about seven years since I took the lamp shade off and really gave these lamps a good deep cleaning. The back of the shade was pretty dusty, but nothing a little windex and elbow grease couldn’t resolve.
I pulled out my gold washi tape stash and ended up selecting a gold and white striped tape.
I knew if my husband was going to get on board with this idea, I needed to stay a little more conservative but the stripe added the interest I was looking for, too.
I spaced the stripes about 4-5″ on center around the widest part of the glass base.
I also added a thin metallic gold ribbon along the lamp shade bottom. I’m on the lookout for a new shade due to some damage on the back, but for now even this little update makes a big difference.
What do you think, are you an update or a buy new kind of person?
I shared this little sneak peek of Master Bedroom inspiration on Instagram last week.