Easy Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial

Do you love makeovers? Personal makeovers, room makeovers or decor makeovers? Whatever type of makeovers you love, I am sure you are going to love our lamp re-vamp that Havalah from Sisters, What! is sharing with us today. This simple yet stunning lamp makeover is awesome and can be done with a small piece of fabric, a little dab of glue and a whole lot of fabulous flair! It’s makeover time…Enjoy!

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Hi, this is Havalah from Sisters, What! Last year we moved into an apartment that had no overhead lights in most of the rooms. It was kind of weird since they were fairly new, but oh well. We knew the apartment was temporary so we didn’t want to invest in brand new lamps. Thus we took a little trip to the thrift store and scored on this awesome antique lamp. All it needed was a little love and revamping. I thought about spray painting the base, but honestly, the brass was just too cool as it was. But then I decided to definitely revamp the lamp shade. And I seriously love how it turned out and the fabric I picked was absolutely perfect with the antique base.

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
DIY Lamp Revamp

Lamp Re-Vamp

Old Lamp Shade (you can buy new ones to replace old)
Multipurpose Spray Adhesive – (Joanns has a great selection)
Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
|1| Lay your lamp shade on your fabric. Make sure you have determined which direction you want the fabric to lay on the shade. Now start from one side, start rolling your lamp shade along the fabric. 

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

You want to mark it at the top and bottom of lamp shade – give yourself an inch extra away from lamp.

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Keep rolling and keep marking. Slowly roll it so that you can mark it evenly.

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

|2| You will notice that it will be a funny shape. Cut out that shape. And don’t forget to iron your fabric. Unless you like a more wrinkled look.

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

|3| Now it’s time for some lamp revamping magic. Go outside or somewhere well ventilated. Grab an old sheet or plastic sheet. But make sure it’s clean. Now with your fabric face down on the ground, grab your spray adhesive and your lamp shade. Lay your shade on the fabric and roll it to make sure it is properly matched up. Ok now one spot at a time, spray your adhesive on the shade and slowly apply the fabric to it. You might need to pull off and re-adjust. Just be patient and go slowly. Make it easier and grab a hubby, I was not so wise. So it took me a little longer. But no worries, just make sure you smooth the fabric as you go until it is all the way around. When you get to the end, fold the end fabric over and spray it on.

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

|4| For the top and the bottom, fold the ends over so you can’t see the raw fabric edges. After it is folded over add some glue along the edge of the lamp shade. Be better than me and make a straight line, I clearly have issues.

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

After you add the glue, fold it over. Make sure you did this for the top and bottom. And now….wait what! we’re totally done!!! that lamp has been revamped!

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

1 lamp + 1 re-vamp = CUUUUUTENESS! I love this super simple project that is packing a huge punch. With a small piece of your favorite fabric, you can totally change the look of your lamp and take it from drab to fab! Thank you Havalah for this great tutorial and scrap buster project. Scrap busters are my favorite and this lamp re-vamp is awesome! For more incredible tutorials and lots more fun with Havalah, make sure to check out her blog at Sisters, What! You will find Havalah and her adorable sisters crafting it up and having a great time doing it!

Quick and easy makeover projects are the best! Not only are they fast and easy, but they can be great on a girl’s pocket book as well. Let’s check out a few more quick and easy makeover projects that will be right down your alley if you also love those easy peasy projects that are super cheap too…

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What do you love to makeover?

Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
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