Friday, September 22, 2017

Updating Old Tables & Lamps

I've been busy for a couple of days making some changes to some of my small tables and lamps.  Both are easy DIY projects that don't take very long, and you get immediate results.

One night last week, I came across this scrap of cloth in green and rust that I had left over from recovering Grandmother Cherri's old antique rocker.  I decided it was probably just enough fabric to cover the lamp shade on a lamp in the master.

This was a total "no-sew" project.  I cut a pattern from cardboard for the shade, then cut 4 pieces.  I pinned the 4 pieces on and then with the strips I had left, I glued those on to the area where each of the 4 panels met.

I used left over acrylic craft paint in Antique Copper to paint the lamp. 

I repainted the table as well.  It belonged to my grandmother and has been every color imaginable.  It was one of my first chalk paint projects and I used dark wax on it.

Most recently it was a beige color with grain sack stripes.  Now it's Wythe Blue, also a left over paint.

I use the area under the table to store my bipap supplies, distilled water, etc.  So I took this piece of fabric and hemmed all the way around the fabric, then hung to the outside edge of the table.  This was the shortest tension rod I could find, and it was too long for the area under the table, where I wanted it to be.  I happened to have the rod holders in a "junk" drawer, so I "made it work".

I found this cute sign at Dollar General, and hung it above the table and lamp.

The lamp before the makeover:

Table before painting it Wythe Blue:

I used the same Wythe Blue paint to give this table a little update.

There isn't a lot of difference in the color of the paint, but the drawer front is now painted as well.  The original blue was Annie Sloan chalk paint in French blue.

None of these projects took long at all, and all were updated with supplies I already had on hand.

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