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DIY: Quirky Lamp

Transform a plain lamp into a quirky creation

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If you can’t stand the sight of that old-fashioned lamp in your bedroom, but can’t bear to part with it, don’t fret. Guided by the revival of the classical style, you can take an old lamp and give it an update without having to sand off those elaborate curves. All you need is a can of paint in a hip color, some images from the Internet, and you’ve got yourself a cool new lamp!

Materials:

  • Table lamp
  • 8x10 photos or printed images of Baroque paintings
  • Patterned wrapping paper
  • Glue stick
  • Bias tape (available at sewing supply stores) or satin ribbon
  • Double-sided tape (not the foam-core kind)
  • Clear tape
  • Spray paint

How long it will take: Half a day

Crafts by Genie Ranada. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Old Light, New Life") in the September 2007 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.  

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