CREATE AN UPCYCLED FARMHOUSE CHIC LAMP WITH RIC-RAC BY CREATIVELY BETH

Upcycled Farmhouse Chic Lamp with Ric-Rac

I always have a few sad little lamps hanging around my house, don’t you? This one used to be purple, but a quick coat of flat black spray paint and a new shade trimmed out with Expo International Ric-Rac to match makes a world of difference. From kids room to upcycled farmhouse chic lamp, in just a few hours!

 

CREATE AN UPCYCLED FARMHOUSE CHIC LAMP WITH RIC-RAC BY CREATIVELY BETH

Here’s What You Will Need:

1” Polyester Large Ric-Rac Trim – Black from Expo International

1/8” Rayon Mini Ric-Rac Trim – Black from Expo International

5/8” Rayon Medium Ric-Rac Trim – Black from Expo International

Candlestick Style Lamp Base, Round Lampshade, Flat Black Spray Paint, Painters Tape, Scissors, Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

 

CREATE AN UPCYCLED FARMHOUSE CHIC LAMP WITH RIC-RAC BY CREATIVELY BETH

Here’s How to Make it

 

Step One:

Mask off the cord and socket of the lamp with painter’s tape, then in a well-ventilated area (or outside) spray paint lamp base flat black. Apply several light coats to get the best coverage and let dry completely. Once dry, remove painter’s tape.

 

Step Two:

Starting at the lampshade seam, apply 5/8” Medium Ric-Rac to the circumference with hot glue. Take your time and apply small amounts of hot glue, so the finished product looks neat and the glue does not show. Trim end of Ric-Rac with scissors and then seal edges with hot glue, to prevent fraying.

 

CREATE AN UPCYCLED FARMHOUSE CHIC LAMP WITH RIC-RAC BY CREATIVELY BETH

Step Three:

Repeat step two with one row of 1” Large Ric-Rac, two rows of 1/8” Mini Ric-Rac and a final row of 5/8” Medium Ric-Rac. I love the pattern and texture that the three different sizes of Ric-Rac gives to this project.

 

CREATE AN UPCYCLED FARMHOUSE CHIC LAMP WITH RIC-RAC BY CREATIVELY BETH

I hope that you have enjoyed my upcycled farmhouse chic lamp with Expo International Ric-Rac and you will use it as a jumping off point to showcase your home decor creativity!

 

CREATE AN UPCYCLED FARMHOUSE CHIC LAMP WITH RIC-RAC BY CREATIVELY BETH

Now it is time for the FUN STUFF!  My project today has been created as a part of a Blog Hop with the Designer Crafts Connection (DCC), so for more inspirational projects featuring Expo International trims

 

Tammy Santana
YOU ARE HERE – Beth Watson
Julie McGuffee – NOW HOP HERE
NOW hop over to the DCC BLOG and post a comment there to be entered to win a Treasure Chest of Trims from Expo International!

 

If you like this project, you might also enjoy my GNOME HOME project or my FLIP FLOP WELCOME SIGN project, which are fun home decor and upcycled tutorials.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

10 Comments
  • steph
    Reply

    This is such a great make over project.

    May 17, 2018 at 4:27 pm
  • Beverly Jordan
    Reply

    Such a beautifully crafted lamp shade with the stunning touches of rick rack trim!! So clever of you!

    May 17, 2018 at 6:39 pm
  • Sorry your purple lamp had to get a makeover but the new black & white version is oh-so-Chic!

    May 17, 2018 at 8:53 pm
  • Great idea, that came out awesome! I never know what to do with ric-rac.

    May 18, 2018 at 1:56 am
  • Love your lamp! So classy!

    May 18, 2018 at 3:48 am
  • Beth,
    I love this idea. I have some shades stored in the house and with this idea I’m going to try it. Thank You for this. (I always love your ideas)

    May 18, 2018 at 3:52 am
  • Carla Hundley
    Reply

    Brilliant update
    on this lamp!
    The ricrack looks
    very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

    May 18, 2018 at 4:47 am
  • Susie Bentz
    Reply

    Hey Beth this is such a nice and easy idea for a big change! Love the way you mixed the different widths of the Ric-Rac!

    May 18, 2018 at 11:50 am
  • Fantastic!!! Love the lamp!!! Such a great idea!!

    May 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm
  • Ginny Auldridge
    Reply

    this is different from the old ric rack, with big and bold ones

    May 21, 2018 at 8:30 am

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