This was originally shared as a contributor post at Place of My Taste.
Today am sharing another of my quick and inexpensive projects on a long time coming room update, the master bedroom! Today, I am sharing How to easily update a Glass Base Lamp.
About seven years ago, the hubs and I bought these lovely glass based lamps from Potterybarn. I loved their simple and classic look… and seven years later, now I’m wondering why I’ve kept them around for so long! They are SO vanilla. A tan shade and a clear glass base, it really doesn’t get more ordinary than that.
I do not like tossing out perfectly functional lamps and buying new ones, so I decided to give my blah lamps an easy and non permanent update! Here is what I started with (below).
I’m embarrassed to say, it’s been about seven years since I took the lamp shade off and really gave these lamps a good deep cleaning. The back of the shade was pretty dusty, but nothing a little windex and elbow grease couldn’t resolve.
I pulled out my gold washi tape stash and ended up selecting a gold and white striped tape.
I knew if my husband was going to get on board with this idea, I needed to stay a little more conservative but the stripe added the interest I was looking for, too.
I spaced the stripes about 4-5″ on center around the widest part of the glass base.
I also added a thin metallic gold ribbon along the lamp shade bottom. I’m on the lookout for a new shade due to some damage on the back, but for now even this little update makes a big difference.
What do you think, are you an update or a buy new kind of person?
I shared this little sneak peek of Master Bedroom inspiration on Instagram a few weeks ago.
Want to check out ALL the mess I made while doing this simple project? Head over to the REAL Delineate to see the behind the scene craziness.