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

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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:

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You can see the easy instructions for the burlap bunny here.

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

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

      1. 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.

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    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!

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

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