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 a variety of Ric-Rac to match makes a world of difference. From a kid's room to an upcycled farmhouse chic lamp, in just a few hours!
Create a Chic Farmhouse Style Lamp in just Minutes!
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Here's what you will need to Upcycle a Farmhouse Lamp:
- Jumbo Ric-Rac Trim – Black
- Large Ric-Rac Trim – Black
- Mini Ric-Rac Trim – Black
- Candlestick Style Lamp Base
- Round Lampshade
- Flat Black Spray Paint – Design Master Color Tool Spray Paint
- Painters Tape
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – hot glue
Here's how to create an Upcycled Farmhouse Chic Lamp with Ric-Rac:
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 Large 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 the end of Ric-Rac with scissors and then seal edges with hot glue, to prevent fraying.
Repeat step two with one row of Jumbo Ric-Rac, two rows of Mini Ric-Rac, and a final row of Large Ric-Rac. I love the pattern and texture that the three different sizes of Ric-Rac give to this project.
I hope that you have enjoyed my upcycled farmhouse chic lamp with Ric-Rac and you will use it as a jumping-off point to showcase your home decor creativity!
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As a constant thrift store junkie, I love to upcycle and recycle the things around me and recreate them into new and unique pieces for my home.
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10 thoughts on “Upcycled Farmhouse Chic Lamp with Ric-Rac”
This is such a great make over project.
Such a beautifully crafted lamp shade with the stunning touches of rick rack trim!! So clever of you!
Sorry your purple lamp had to get a makeover but the new black & white version is oh-so-Chic!
Great idea, that came out awesome! I never know what to do with ric-rac.
Love your lamp! So classy!
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)
on this lamp!
The ricrack looks
Carla from Utah
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!
Fantastic!!! Love the lamp!!! Such a great idea!!
this is different from the old ric rack, with big and bold ones