There is this old and plain table lamp in the basement that just needed a little t.l.c and so I did a decoupage on it. It was a quick and easy way to make it look more interesting.
I just looked for a nice printed scrapbook paper in my stash and went right on to sprucing up this lamp.
Let me share with you how I did it.
Old table lamp
Plastic food wrap
Nail polish ( optional )
This is the old table lamp I have and the scrapbook paper I chose to use.
First, trace the base of the lamp on the back of the scrapbook paper of your choice. You may also use printed paper table napkin instead.
Cut out the outline of the lamp base.
Now, what I did to get to make the hole for the wire stand was just placed the cut-out and pressed on the paper to mark it.
Then I sliced a straight line up to that mark. This way I was able to make the round mark for the wire stand. Cut away that round mark.
Then cut a template for the lamp cover. Trace that on the scrapbook paper. I made 4 pieces. The number will depend on how big or small your lamp is.
Time to Decoupage.
Apply Mod Podge on the base of the lamp and place the round cut out. Smoothen it with your fingers and remove any air bubbles.
Place the round cut out. Smoothen and remove air bubbles.
Get plastic wrap and place the cut out for the shade of the lamp. Apply Mod Podge on the back and lift up the whole thing and place it on the shade of the lamp. While the plastic wrap is on it, remove all the air bubbles out and flatten the paper. Do this for all the pieces.
I’ll let you in on some behind the scenes during the shoot of this diy, my nail polish was all chipped on the edges and I’ve already set up what I needed for the diy. I was being a bit vain and I retouched some polish on some of my nails ( so it can look good on camera… yeah my fingers! ). So when I noticed this stubborn stick thingy on the shade of the lamp, I wanted to cover it up. The nail polish that was sitting with the rest of my materials called me. I think it did so I used it.
While I was at it, I painted some dashed lines in between.
When all is dry, apply Mod Podge again on the base and shade of the lamp.
Easy peasy. There you have it.
You can totally rock this!