Monday, August 13, 2012

Lamp Makeover with Greek Key Trim

Hi all!  Hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for a great week.  I kicked off the weekend with a DIY project that took less than 45 minutes- my kind of project!  I transformed a pair of Homegoods lamps with spray paint and Greek Key trim.  I adore the result.

You may recall seeing these lamps before, because they have been through a previous transformation- that I wasn't crazy about.  They were initially a faux distressed dull tan and I sprayed them navy blue and added a corresponding ribbon.  But even then, I didn't really love the result.  

I was determined to salvage these lamps and spent some time trying to figure out what color would look best, settling on classic black.  Lately, I've been impressed with this black spray paint from Restoleum that dries fast with a bit of a glossy sheen.  

After spraying the bases black, the shades still looked too bland.  I remembered seeing my friend Emily (A Well Dressed Home) add decorative trim to her lamps and knew that's just what these needed. 

I ordered several yards of black and beige trim from M&J Trimming.  It's $8 a yard and comes in a variety of other color combinations and sizes.  

I cut the trim to fit the top and bottom of each shade and affixed it with fabric glue.  The updated look is so much better than before! 

I like it so much I'm considering adding trim to my bedroom lamps too (also a Homegoods find). 

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