Found Junk Pile Floor Lamp

My first real attempt at recovering a lamp shade with sheer fabric turned out pretty well.  I wanted the light to be bright so I pulled out a scrap sheer fabric left over from the drapes I made months ago.
This old floor lamp was laying on the side of the road in a trash heap.  At first I was going to leave it there but then I felt it was crying out to me to take it home. Was pitiful really because I have trouble leaving such a treasure.

 It's lamp shade was made of a fau sorta leather/plastic and very yellow with age. 
The first thing I had to do was paint the lamp stand that was in good working order. I can move the top portion to bring the light back and forth with the hinge.    It was rusting in spots so I gave it a quick cleaning then used that wonderful invention, 
"Spray Paint"

 I know this pitiful lamp was sending out my praises to the "Big lamp in the sky"

The next step was to re cover the shade. 
Was easy as cutting off the existing yellowish fabric/leather/plastic stuff! 

I  measured the sheer fabric to size then hand stitched it to the wire frame.

 Afraid using glue would leave residue and show through the sheer fabric, hand stitching was the only way.

Then I added a bit of decoration to the shade

The lamp sits next to my sewing table and really lets the light shine through.  
My eyes say Thank You!

Another piece of trash kept out of the landfills.
This is indeed a good thing.

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Vicki/Jake said...

Cute re-do! I'm sure it's smiling too:)

Karen said...

Sandy, another wonderful save! I love your new/old lamp. And spray paint, too! Great invention.

EG Wow said...

Successful recovery!