I’m on an upholstery kick, and after being inspired by “Squint” in london (see my post on Squint, here) I just knew that I’d have to try my own version of an eco-friendly upholstered lamp. I got the lamp and shade at the Goodwill. The whole project took about 2 hours, not including drying time.
I gave the lamp to my big sis as a house warming gift, as she just got to LA from NY! Woo hoo!
Here are some easy instructions if you want to try your hand at making on of these. The total materials cost was about $15.
What you’ll need:
1 Old Lamp (mine was $5 at the Goodwill)
1 Old Lampshade ($3 at the Goodwill)
About 1 yard of woven fabric (I used striped hemp and vintage curtain fabric)
Hotglue gun and hotglue
A clear acrylic medium
1 Paint brush
1. Cut strips of fabric along the bias to desired length
2. Using the hot glue, glue the strips to the lamp in desired patter. For the base of the lamp I chose to glue the strips on diagonally, for the shade, I used a more random pattern.
3. Once the lamp is completely covered in fabric, paint a thick coat of acrylic medium onto over all of the fabric. I used my hands to make sure the medium was spread evenly throughout.
4. Set to dry!