Cathy gave an old lamp new life that reflected her style better.
“For a coastal look, what is better than purchasing an expensive new table lamp with a seaside vibe?
Answer: Revamping an old, outdated lamp into a new one with a seaside vibe! You probably already have most of what you need.
Materials needed for 2 lamps:
Scissors and masking tape
One can of spray paint -your color choice
Gorilla glue (small amount)
Rope (I scored a package of 100′ of 3/4″ sisal at a tag sale and that fit perfectly for my two lamps, but any kind will do). The length needed will vary depending on the height of your lamp and the thickness of your rope so verify your length of rope by temporarily winding it around the lamp before you begin.
Check out the easy directions below the photos.
1)Remove the shade and harp. Wash and dry the lamp. Tape off any area which you don’t want to be painted.
2)Spray paint the lamp twice , drying thoroughly between coats.
3)Place a few small dots of gorilla glue sporadically around the face of your lamp, where you want to place the rope.
4)Grasp the fist inch of the rope and apply a dab of gorilla glue on one side. Press it diagonally onto the bottom face of the lamp where you want to start the rope. Tape over it firmly, (using whatever tape is handy as it will soon be covered).Start winding the rope around the lamp, covering that first taped diagonal inch and continuing evenly up the lamp. When you’ve reached the top, cut the rope an extra inch away from where you want it to end. Apply a dab of gorilla glue on the end of the rope and tuck it in between the top two lines of rope. I used a screwdriver to help push it firmly in. You’re done!”