Friday, July 25, 2014

Lamp Love

I did this post on Tuesday, BUT it is the thing I am LOVING right now.  The new lighting has made a huge difference in our living room so I thought I would share it as my Friday Favorite!

I love lighting.  I have lamps all over my house!
I have been wanting a floor lamp for behind out sofa in the living room and today was the day.
I found one at Target that I really liked.
I bought the one in the middle...the 
for $69.99

Here it is in our living room:

So it was cute, BUT I wanted to add a little something extra to it!
So it went from this!

Here is how you can do it too for around $80

What you will need:
       Target Lamp: $69.99
       Trim from Joann Fabric: $7.18
            $3.99 a yard (need 3 yards) and I used a 40 % off coupon HERE  
       Hot Glue
       Transfer Paper-you can get this at Walmart

To start I bought 3 yards of this trim from Joann Fabrics.  It was crisp white and I wanted it to be a little darker so I coffee stained it.
I also did this to a bed skirt I got at Walmart...check that post out HERE.

I made a batch of coffee (8 cups with 5 large scoops of coffee) and then put the white trim in the coffee for about a minute.  You can leave longer to make the color darker.

Then, remove the trim from the coffee, rinse it under the sink, dry and light iron if needed.  This gives just the right amount of color so it looks aged.  Now that the trim was ready I hot glued it in 2 layers to the bottom of the lamp shade.

Now, its time for the transfer...
I do transfers for pillows, lamp shades, etc all the time and I love it!  I will say that the lamp shade that came with this lamp is plastic on the inside.  This is NOT the best kind of shade to do this too.  For me it was fine because I don't mind crinkles in my me it looks older and vintage!  If this bothers you then I would get a different shade that has fabric lining in the inside of the shade...with that there will be no crinkling at all.

I use this transfer paper:

Then I looked online for an image that I liked.  There are TONS of options! The Graphics Fairy is a great place to find some. 
Here is the one I chose.  Once you find an image you like make sure to flip it so when it transfers it is the right way.  I put mine in Powerpoint and then printed on the transfer paper.

Here is the one I used.  You can print this image and use it as well.

Once you print out the image cut it out and tape it to the shade so it doesn't move when you iron over it.

Once you have ironed all over the transfer carefully remove the paper.  Like I mentioned since this is a plastic the iron will cause the shade to crinkle.  For me this just adds character.  Here is the final product!

I LOVE the way it turned out.  It is just what we needed in the living room!

1 comment:

  1. At first I laughed when I saw "coffee" as a material needed. I thought you were kidding, but then you really do need it for the dye job! The lamp looks great!