Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

How to Decorate a Desk lamp on the cheap

Learn how to decorate a Desk lamp with fabric and Mod-hodgepodge! It adds flair to an otherwise boring lamp sitting on your Desk.

I’ve recently come to the conclusion to need work I have a Desk in my apartment. Sitting in my bed all day and the work is great, but the stay doesn’t help with the guard or get out of my pajamas.
So I’m going to be an effective work area . . . and I have a Desk lamp renew in him. This is my third project in my brand Ambassador role for Apartments.com and I’m very happy with the results! Isn’t so – I?
I'm a big Target shopper, and the baby was on clearance for $5! And when I saw it, my first thought was that it is the perfect surface for Mod Podging. This leads me to show, how to decorate a Desk lamp.
If you are looking for a new something to liven up your Desk, this is perfect. I never find a hard time boring lamps on clearance or in the thrift store.
you can also use this same method to decorate a lamp for a children’ room, or a room really. It was so funny and fast. Here’s how I did it.
Decorate a Desk lamp
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Desk lamp – and you can do this with any lamp!
Mod smorgasbord of Satin and fabric
acrylic paint in the color of your choice
of your choice
punch, or another possibility is to cut out the images (clip art, etc)
painter’s Band
- scissors

you Lay your fabric on the wax paper and place a thin layer of Mod-the hodgepodge of fabric over the top. Mod patchwork fabric is very waterproof, so it will make your fabric cutouts more durable.
After the fabric is completely dry, you have a few choices to their forms. I have a die cutter, so that is what I used . . . but you can use clip art (print your design and cut you), or you can draw them freehand and cut them with scissors. It’s really up to you.
Once the shapes are cut out, flip them over and Mod smorgasbord in the back. You could do this on wax paper – but I just do it on my hand. This is because I’m officially the worst crafter in the world.
Once the fabric pieces enough Mod hodgepodge to you, press down on the lamp. Wipe the excess Mod smorgasbord removed. Press gently and try not too much Mod hodgepodge and all over the place (I like this).
Now it’s time to use the painter’s tape around the top of the lamp. I measure didn’t really, I eyeballed it. You do it to the base as well as for your strip.
Painting with acrylic colors – to dry and a further coat. I have three coats. Remove the painter ’s Band directly after the third coat. You don’t want to let it dry. As soon as the painter’s-is off tape, let everything dry for several hours.
your lamp is ready. You see how fast that was? This project was a budget-friendly – and keep in mind that you can do this, for each size of lamp. Cool, isn't it?
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