5 minute floor lamp makeover

5 Minute Makeover: Floor Lamp

by laura.johnson

Just about everyone I know has owned this lamp at some point in their lives. It’s functional, definitely does the job, but it’s not so chic.

That was until last week, when I scored a sweet deal (free) on this simple drum shade. Presto, our blah lamp all of the sudden looks somewhat sophisticated!

Of course now I have the renovation bug and I’m dreaming up colors to paint the stem and fabrics to cover the shade a la Room and Board style. Alas 5 minutes is all I have so we’ll save that for another day.

What are some of your favorite 5-minute fixes? Who wants to weigh in on the paint color? Yellow? Bronze? White? What shall a girl do?

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  1. I need to be on the lookout for that kind of drum shade because as you know we have one of those exact kind of “college” ish lamps that looks not quite sophisticated in our home. Great idea!

  2. 5 Minute Makeover: Floor Lamp

    Where did you buy the lampshade?

    • I found my shade in the backroom at work, it was slightly damaged and couldn’t be put on display but worked fine for me! You can by similar shades online for around $25 or I’ve had friends that have scored sweet shades at Goodwill for far less then covered them in fabric.

      Thanks for dropping by!

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