Saturday, 25 January 2014

Light and Shade

A few years ago I bought a very nice wooden lamp base
from a church table top sale for about a pound. It was old but in very
good condition and I remember wanting to skip with joy
on my way home over this lucky purchase (I was heavily pregnant
with my older daughter at that time). I just added a simple lampshade
and it's been happily lighting up our living room eversince.

We still love our old lamp but lately I thought maybe it
can do with a bit of an update. A more colourful lampshade will make it
look better and liven up the corner where it usually sits.
I didn't want to buy a whole new shade though, so decided
to just cover the old one with fabric. I found a helpful video in
You Tube that showed an easy way to do this and last Wednesday,
armed with fabric, paper, glue, ruler, pencil and a pair of scissors,
I set about my first ever lampshade restyle job.

And here's the result: a more colourful, cheerful lamp.

It certainly looks so much nicer and I am very happy. So happy
 in fact that now I want to give the other lampshades in our house
 a little update too. Keep an eye out for more colourful lampshades soon.

Thanks for reading!


  1. That looks lovely, I really like the shape and colour of the wood

  2. I love the fabric that you used....Great job Marion!


  3. That’s a great idea, Marion! It’s really better to makeover and restyle an old lampshade, rather than to buy a new one. I love the colorful and cheerful result of your project. You did a great job on that. At least, you discovered how creative you are. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing that! Kudos and all the best to you!

    Gwendolyn Haynes @ Table And Bedside Lamps