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!
Here’s What You Will Need:
Candlestick Style Lamp Base, Round Lampshade, Flat Black Spray Paint, Painters Tape, Scissors, Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
Here’s How to Make it
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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