A couple of weeks ago, Jeff drove down our alley as he was leaving for work. Not too long after that, I got a phone call from him telling me a neighbor was having a garage sale and he saw two chaise lounge chairs in their driveway. Since we are in need of patio furniture around the pool, I strapped the boys in to the stroller and we headed down to check things out.
Unfortunately, the chairs had already been sold. Oh well, there were plenty of other things that caught my eye while I was there. :)
I went home with two REALLY nice rugs (8×10 and 5×7) they were getting rid of because they collected dust. Yep, I said it, they collected too much dust and they were all mine for $40! I got two other patio chairs for $5. One was damaged in the fabric but it’s nothing a little pillow won’t cover up and something we can definitely live with for now! I also grabbed three frames for $1 each. I’m planning to use those for a gallery wall I want to create in our living room.
This post is all about the little lamp I walked away with for $3.
The fabric was definitely not my flavor but I had bigger plans for this pretty lil’ thang!
I am working on fixing up H’s room with things she likes. Right now she’s really in to zebra print and the color blue. I knew this lamp would look great in her room with a new look!
I went to Hobby Lobby and found some cute zebra print fabric and a pretty black trim. When I got home, I googled “how to recover a lamp” and found several links to help with my project. I got a piece of newspaper and used the lampshade to trace a pattern in the newspaper. I then took the newspaper cut out and adhered it to the fabric so I could cut out exactly what I would need.
I cut out my fabric and used my hot glue gun to cover the lamp shade.
All of the excess fabric on the top and bottom edges was glued down with the hot glue gun.
It’s already so much cuter, but it needed a little more.
I love this cute little trim and with a little hot glue it was so easy to put on. This picture doesn’t do the trim justice, so let’s get a little closer.
I’m debating whether I want to add the trim to the top of the lamp shade, also. Until then, I’m much happier with the lamp now than I was when I pulled it out of our neighbor’s garage.
The best part about it all was how EASY it was and how quickly I got it finished! All in a day’s “nap time”! H loves it and I love doing things in her room that make her happy.