DIY Shabby Chic Lamp
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DIY Shabby Chic Lamp

Follow these easy instructions to make your own shabby chic lamp!

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Spring is trying to visit us this week and leaving us with warmer temperatures. Even though it has been a little cloudy, at least it hasn’t been raining for once! I think all that’s supposed to change by the weekend, though.

Since I’m patiently waiting for Spring to fully arrive and stay, I thought I would make some Spring decor. I love the shabby chic look because it reminds me of Spring! I think some of the shabby chic decor is so cute, even if it’s not really the style any more. Farmhouse style has taken over everything. Don’t get me wrong, I still love everything farmhouse, but I think it helps to mix it up and put some of your own style in there as well.

I love lamps, but they can be so expensive, so I decided to make my own shabby chic lamp. Technically I guess this isn’t really a lamp, but more of a candle holder. There’s no bulb, just a tea light candle, but it has the shabby chic lamp look and it’s just too cute!

DIY Shabby Chic Lamp

What you need:

What you do:

Step 1:

For the base of the shabby chic lamp:

Paint the table leg and corner block if you want it a different color. I painted mine a light grey color. Lay them aside and let them dry for a few hours.

Step 2:

Cut the fabric into strips. Mine were 9″ long and about 1″ wide. You can make it the length and width you want. I used 27 strips of fabric, but you may need more or less. You’ll see why in a minute.

Step 2 - Cut fabric into strips

Step 3

For the “lamp shade” part of the shabby chic lamp:

Tie the fabric around the top of the wire basket in every other hole. Your basket may have more or less holes than mine or you may want to put your fabric in every hole around. It’s totally up to you and how you want your “lamp shade” to look.

Step 4

After the paint dries to the base part, glue the table leg to the corner block with the E6000. If you need it to dry really fast, you can also add some hot glue. I didn’t do this because I wasn’t in a hurry for mine to dry.

Step 4 - glue the table leg and the corner block together

Step 5

Using the E6000 Adhesive, glue the glass candle holder to the top of the table leg.

Step 5 - Glue the candle holder to the top of the table leg

Step 6

Put your tealight in your candle holder and place the basket upside down over the candle holder. Put your new shabby chic lamp anywhere you want!

Step 6 - Put the tea light candle in the candle holder and turn the basket upside down over the candle holder

Here is a picture of mine with the lights off:

Shabby chic lamp

Do you like the shabby chic look? What is your favorite style of decorating?

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Shabby Chic Lamp DIY

50 Comments

  1. Timelesslady

    It’s terrific. Thanks for sharing the how-to. I can see it in my house for Easter and Spring.

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I love it as a spring decoration. You could also change the fabric and make it for any season! πŸ™‚

      1. Timelesslady

        There are so many little swatches available in most of the stores I visit…quilting blocks I think. I see them and I get itchy to create something with them. This project would be perfect.

  2. mcwilsonkygmailcom

    So cute! I can change the fabric with the holidays!! I can see me making a couple of different ones for Christmas to group together in a corner!! What a wonderful easy way to brighten up a room!

    1. Michelle

      That would be so cute!! Changing the fabric for different seasons is a great idea!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you!!

  3. That’s cute. And, fire proof. I actually set a towel on fire in the kitchen last night! These things matter. πŸ™‚

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! Oh no!!! You might need more fire proof items in your home. πŸ˜€

  4. Nice ones, you might add the Magic Lamp too πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚β€

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! Lol! Great idea!!! πŸ˜€

  5. The Eclectic Contrarian

    This would be absolutely fabulous in my black and walnut log cabin!!

    1. Michelle

      You should definitely make yourself one! πŸ™‚

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian

        You have however sparked an idea…….

  6. Oh this is so cute! I love the contrasting textures here, between the fabric and the basket. Great one Michelle!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much!! I’m very happy with the way it turned out. 😁

  7. This is super cute I love it!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much!

  8. That’s amazing! I love how many of the materials you use aren’t expensive as well! Will definitely give this a go some day, thanks for sharing!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy making yours! πŸ™‚

  9. Lady, you’re becoming the boss of DIY decor 😊
    It’s beautiful!

    1. Michelle

      πŸ™‚ Aww Thank you!! You’re so sweet!

  10. That is too cute, Michelle! I really like that fabric print πŸ™‚

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much!!

  11. You come up with some great ideas! I actually like primitive country best of all, not very popular anymore it seems.😞 I have been wanting to make a lamp from a stoneware jug I have but haven’t been able to find a shade to go with it, you have given me an idea with that wire basket though, now I just need to see if I can find one like that around here, might be tough. Keep bringing those projects out to share!😊

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I love primitives, too. πŸ™‚ They seem to be coming back around here a little bit. I had a lamp that I didn’t like the shade on, so I took the shade off and hung strips of fabric from top to bottom. πŸ™‚ I love the idea of making the lamp from an old jug! If you do it I’d love to see!

      1. I will definitely take a picture of it, I just need to find a wire basket, tried one place this morning but nothing. Only one other place to look here, or I will have to try something else. Primitives are ‘a thing of the past’ around here!πŸ˜‚. Have a great day!

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    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much!

  13. Michelle, who would have thought that. You are a DIYing queen. I love how beautiful it turned out and how inexpensive it is. So cute farmhouse look.

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much, Bushra! I’m happy with the way it turned out. πŸ™‚

  14. That is such a clever idea. I like shabby chic, especially painted furniture.

    1. Michelle

      Thank you!! Me, too. πŸ™‚

  15. shabby chic is always pretty! great idea!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much!

  16. Ashley Firth

    Wow! What an amazing piece! This looks fabulous!xxx

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much!

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  18. Michelle, this is a fantastic, creative idea….I love it! I just had to share with my readers at kelleysdiy.com. Thanks so much for so many wonderful ideas!πŸ€—β€οΈοΈ

    1. Thank you so much!! That means a lot to me!! πŸ’•

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  19. Waoo.. it look so pretty πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

    1. Thank you so much!

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  22. I love how versatile this is! Choose a different fabric and it looks like a totally different lamp!

    1. Yes! It can be painted any color to match your decor. Thank you! πŸ˜€

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