Okay, so remember when I talked about updating the corner in our bedroom when I posted about the new curtains? This corner as a refresher…
Well, we’ve made some progress by updating the IKEA Poang chair with a DIY cover (made from our favorite- a shower curtain), and today we’ve moved on to that lamp!
Yep, that IKEA NOT one with the white top. It’s like IKEA saw this coming. Here’s a close up!
The first step I took was to change up the silver color on the base. I unscrewed the white top by taking out the lightbulb, then unscrewed the plastic nut that kept it attached to the base.
After that, we took it outside and spray painted it with a few light coats of black paint in a semi-gloss finish.
Next up, the shade. I had found a couple of lamp shades at Target a month or two ago in the clearance section (the I-feel-like-I-won-the-lottery-section) for $5 for the medium size and $7 for the large size each! I heart me some Target, so I purchased them and knew I’d find someeewhere to put them eventually. This lamp is my eventually. I took one of the medium sized ones out but wasn’t loving the pattern. After looking around for some type of material to cover it with, I found some old white IKEA curtains that would work perfect.
I needed two layers to cover the crazy pattern, so folded the curtain in half, traced an outline of where to cut by rolling the shade across the fabric and marking my lines about an inch wider than the edges (to leave room to glue the edges in the next step). I also marked it about 2 inches longer so that the fabric overlaps on the shade for a smoother look.
To put it all together, I used a hot glue gun and wrapped the fabric around the bottom of the shade, gluing it at 4 spots (think of a cross) first to make sure it was inline, then followed up by gluing around the entire rim. This was the same method I used at the top, except for I cut a little slit in the fabric to wrap it around the wire frame where they hit!
Next I added a little trim to cover both the inside edges (where I glued wasn’t so clean or pretty) as well as added a decorative band using twine around the outside. Two rows seemed to cover the fabric edges/excess glue and I decided on 5 rows for the decorative band. Oh, and make sure you have enough hot glue for all of this. I may or may not have ran out and had to buy more mid-project. Dang it.
The base and the shade got put back together using the lightbulb to secure the shade, and it’s now back in the bedroom!
I originally thought I’d need artwork above the chair to balance out the weight of the leaner mirror, but now I’m not sure I do! What do you think? Artwork or no artwork?
This corner is shaping up finally and it’s nice to look at completed projects when you wake up!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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