I hope you are having a GREAT week thus far. I am popping in to share a quick and easy unconventional lamp makeover today. Before I get to the makeover, I need to bring you up to speed on what was happening. I guess you can call it a mini backstory.
During the lockdown, I made a list of several manageable tasks I would complete, while we were stuck inside. The first thing on the list was to create an office space. So, I looked around my modest apartment and carved out a tiny area in front of my living room window, and my office was born! I chose this spot because of the golf course view, and for the sunlight that pours in all day.
My new office consisted of a beat-up desk, an uncomfortable chair, and a lamp without a shade. Talk about roughing it. Even though the office was in a sad state, I wasn’t concerned because I had the basics. I figured I would get around to making it functional/pretty later.
The desk was a freebie. I know it looks dismal now but I have a few tricks up my sleeve. I will give you the details in a later post, so stay tuned!
I found this chair at a yard sale several years ago, for $5. I love the look/style of the chair. However, this is not a chair you should be sitting in for several hours a day. Guys, after sitting in this chair, I felt like the Tin Man on the Wizard of Oz. Every part of my body was stiff!
Are you ready for the quick and easy lamp makeover? And all the readers nodded yes! lol. Ok, I had the lamp but it was in desperate need of a lampshade. I couldn’t go shopping because all the stores were closed. I saw several lampshades online that I liked but I didn’t purchase one. They cost more than I was willing to spend.
What could I use in place of a lamp shade? The answer to that question was in my kitchen. I decided to use…
I wasn’t for sure if the idea of using the fruit basket as a shade would work. However, it was worth a try.
The first thing I did was create a groove by separating the strands in the center of the basket.
Next, I cut out two small pieces of cardboard, to help stabilize my newly found shade.
I knew the lampshade would not be perfectly centered. Oh well! But I placed the basket as close to the center as possible. Lastly, I added the other piece of cardboard and the finial! Not too shabby huh?
I love the look of the lamp. What do you think about my little makeover?