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Herringbone Lamp makeover @placeofmytaste.com-

This little fun lamp makeover is part of our master bedroom project. I can not wait to see the finished room…Oh, there is so much more to create, I feel like it’s endless.

Just recently, I took a trip to a nearby thrift shop and picked up 2 table lamps. They did not have their shades but didn’t matter because I had some shades at my “Monica closet” that were not in use and they were perfect for this lamp base.

Here is the lamp that cost me $9/each. I really loved the shape of the lamp, however I wasn’t crazy about the brass part and the color itself. I knew that a little spray paint will give new life to this lamp in no time.

Lamp Before

I taped the top part, sanded slightly and got on with my spray paint.

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The shade was picked up from Ikea’s AS IS section for maybe about 2 bucks. Gotta visit AS IS section every time I am at IKEA. I can dig out such great stuff for ridiculously cheap!

I am loving herringbone so much these days and I decided to cut a herringbone stencil with my cutting tool.

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Because my shade was not straight from the top to bottom I had a hard time to get it on the whole shade, so stenciled 3 different spot on the shade, close to each other. I taped both ends of the stencil to the shade so it would not move.

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Yellow was my choice as color. Now looking at it, I really think I could have choosen a different color, maybe something darker. What do you think?

Using my little sponge tool, I applied the paint on the shade.

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 I removed the stencil and let it dry for an hour.

Spending so little time on this project made me just LOVE this beautiful stenciled lamp.

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I think it looks gorgeous with my sleek headboard and freshly painted nightstand.

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If you missed seeing my Upholstered Headboard-IKEA MALM hack, make sure you click to see it.

Ikea Malm Headboard Makover @placeofmytaste.com

I am glad you dropped by today and don’t hesitate to leave me a comment…!


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  1. I love the lamp makeover and your bedroom looks gorgeous. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post from my website this week if you don’t mind.

  2. Your room is looking fabulous and I can’t wait to see the whole thing! I’m loving the little hits of yellow and love the pattern you did on the shade. I’m addicted to the as is section too 🙂 Thanks for partying at The Makers Aniko!

    1. Thanks Tasha!It is slowly start looking like a bedroom again… but there is still so much to do.I can not wait to finish with it and move over to my office makeover:-)I hope you have a great week! Xo~

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