I had a $10 Walmart crappy flimsy floor lamp. I hated it. My husband needed the light. I needed to make it prettier.
So, I took this lamp:
This tube that came from a bolt of fabric that I bought:
And this table runner:
And made this:
The metal pole was so skinny, and I was adding a lot of "beef" to the top of the lamp, so I need to bulk up the bottom. I spray painted the fabric bolt and the base of the lamp so it would all match.
The fabric was a little too short, so I added a little bit of a paper towl roll, and used painters tape to hold them together:
Classy, I know. Hey, it could have been a toilet paper roll!
I had a drum shade from a lamp that has been in a closet, so I stole it, stripped it and used it to make the shape of the lamp shade
I just cut the table runner down, and then glued the two ends together after wrapping it around the naked shade.
Total cost to me: FREE
Total cost if I didn't have all this stuff laying around: $14
Table runner $4 (from Ross)
I'm linking this up to:
It's so Very Cheri
The Shades of Pink
Thrifty Decor Chick, Before and after party