Friday, July 19, 2013


Hello. My name is Ellie and I'm an Elvis fan. With that should know that I don't want to own all the cheesy memorabilia there is out there. And this lamp was....C-H-E-E-S-Y! But I will say that when my grandparents-in-law purchased this, they thought they were doing something really sweet and I totally appreciate it...however, this lamp spent about a year in a box...then made it to my craft room and now it is a craft is time to revamp this lamp!

So here's how I did it. First I taped off the socket and cord using masking tape and a plastic shopping bag.

Next, I sprayed the entire lamp with a white primer.

I was originally going to spray paint the lamp with that famous La Fond Copper spray paint I've been using so much lately but I really hadn't realized that the lamp was textured...the words were raised! Ugh! So on to plan B. In came my good friend Mod Podge. And I had this prefect scrapbook paper too!

I love this cute little detail!

I covered the lamp with the Mod Podge and wrapped the paper around it. Holding it in place a few minutes.

Once it dried, I used an xacto knife to cut off the excess paper. Then I sealed the outside of the paper with the Mod Podge and allowed it to dry completely.

Here it is on my new nightstand. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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