A while back, I transformed these Goodwill lamps seen here and here into functional lamps for my home. Around the same time, I came across this post at Big Lives and was inspired to create a similar lamp for our master bedroom.
I wish I had a before and after pic of my lamp, but I forgot to take pictures before and during this process. Using an ugly $2 lamp base from a garage sale, a $1cream lamp shade from Goodwill, leftover ribbon and spray paint from previous projects and my hot glue gun, I was able to make this lamp for $3. I spent $4 on the ribbon for a previous project and $2 on the paint, so this project would cost someone $9 at the most.
This project was easy. All I did was form ruffles with my ribbon while hot gluing it to the lamp shade. I used two kinds of ribbon, forming five layers of ruffles. Lastly, I spray painted the lamp silver. I think it looks pretty good on my dresser. It adds to the vintage feel of our bedroom. What do you think? Not too bad for $3 huh? Gotta love repurposing someone else’s junkJ