Wednesday, January 2, 2013

DIY vintage lamp.

One of my lucky finds in a charity shop were a set of four vintage pillowcases still in their packaging. I have them on our bed with cream sheets and they really add an extra touch of vintage to the bedroom. As I only use three for the bed, I was doing some brainstorming to come up with a use for the spare one. We have this sequins lamp in our home that I'm not too fond of, so it seemed quite obvious to merge the two together! Here's what I did:

1. I gathered together a pair of scissors, a hot glue gun, the vintage pillowcase, a marker and the (not so loved!) lamp.
2. I started cutting off the sequins. (This was a bit tedious to say the least!)

3. I laid out one side of the pillowcase and measured the area of the lampshade I needed to cover with a marker and cut it out leaving a little extra on all sides.
4. Next, I placed the lampshade on top of the fabric and glued one end onto the shade. Then I covered the entire lampshade and glued the other end very carefully for a nice finish.
5. Lastly, I glued the top and bottom edges on the inside of the lampshade and placed it back on the stand.

Although I'm usually not a fan of matching, I like this look in our bedroom. What do you think?


  1. Cute! I think a bit of matchy matchy is good in small doses. (:


    1. Thanks! me too, just small doses especially with such busy fabric!

  2. Being a big time fan of vintage sheets, I love what you did with the pillow case. Although I also quite like how the lamp looked with the sequins on it too! Either way, it's a good lamp.