Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

thrift-store-lamp-makeoverthrift-store-lampI meet up with some super fabulous Raleigh area bloggers this weekend for some shopping and eating. I found this small round white lamp for my 3 year-olds bedroom at a thrift store. I’m kind of a sucker for thrift store lamps. When I see that shelf filled with big brassy, shade less lamps I just can’t help but buy them all up and give them a second chance on life.

yoda-silhouette-cameoI found these Star Wars silhouettes at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. She used them to make the most adorable shirts for her boys.

I saved the image to my computer and uploaded it to my Silhouette Studio. And used the trace function to cut them out on a sheet of grey vinyl.

silhouette-trace-functionIf you have a Silhouette Cameo upload the image to Silhouette Studio. Select “Trace”, then “Select Trace Area” and put your cursor around the image you want to trace. Select “Trace Outer Edge” and then pull away the old image. You’ll be left with a red outline. Delete the old image. And cut like normal.

star-wars-lampMy Star Wars loving 3 year-old is quite happy with his “new” little lamp.

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26 thoughts on “Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

  1. totally love this danielle! you sure do an amazing job of making start wars look classy! Thanks so much for linking up at Creativity Unleashed! Featuring you tomorrow and hope to see you back in the morning for another great party!

  2. I love this! I am getting ready to redo my 5 year old’s room in Star Wars decor and a lamp like this would be perfect! I would love for you to link this project up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party I cohost. It goes live tomorrow night at 6:00 MST.

  3. Hi, I featured your Awesome lamp revamp on today’s post titled Design {it} Friday – Favorites! Thanks so much for linking up to Design {it} Friday!

  4. This is so cute and such a great idea! I just got a Silhouette and haven’t even taken it out of the box…I may have to run some questions by you!!!! :)
    Thanks for sharing this on Twirl & Take a Bow last week!

    – Brooke –

    • I know I’ve thought the same thing! Although I have bought a couple that didn’t work when I brought them home. That’s annoying.

  5. Great lamp! There are so many lamps out there that just need a little TLC. I am sure your son loves it. No one else will have one like it!

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