Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lamp Makeover

I LOVE a good makeover! Knowing this, a few months back my teenager decided she wanted her room made a Moroccan theme. So bright, colorful and lots of DIY projects! I pinned everything I thought would be perfect to accent her room: 

As you can see, as time went on she decided she wanted a "cheer" themed room. Not bad because cheerleaders a colorful, just like a Moroccan theme so it has all worked out!

I am all about up-cycling so we tried to use what we had on hand along with our extensive craft collection to make all of her decorations.

First up was this lamp...

  • A lamp (mine is a full lamp, I just couldn't get a nice picture with the top of it in there)
  • Some Aleen's jewel-it (I found this worked best, it is most like cement)
  • A bag full of multi-colored jewels
  1. Make a circle of glue around the base, just a small circle because it dries fairly quickly and you don't want to waste it.
  2. Lay down some jewels, like this
  3. Continue until you have the base covered!

Finished product:

You may be asking, "why didn't she do the top of the lamp?" Well boys and girls, I didn't do the top because that lamp gets really, really warm. I was afraid if I did the top it would get warm, heat the glue and all the gems would fall off! That would be embarrassing right?! 

So, there we have it a cute and simple project! It only took a wee bit over an hour to complete. This was done back in September, it is now March and she still talks about how cute it is! 

Do you upcycle?? What is your favorite upcycled project you've completed?


  1. Super cute! I love Moroccan decor! I bet her room looks fabulous! Just looking at the Pinterest board made me feel peppy.

    1. I'm glad you like it. It does look super adorable! I have a couple other tutorials I am going to post before I reveal her whole room! :D

  2. Cute idea. Love how it turned out!

  3. That looks great! I love to upcycle. We use old t-shirts and jeans for headbands and crafts. Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!