My rustic farmhouse big boy room needed a lamp! A good knock off seemed to fit the bill. So I made this baseball lamp similar to one I found in the pottery barn kids catalog.
Want to make your own? I started with this lamp from the thrift store.
My cost: $3 for the lamp, $1 for the shade, $1 for red duct tape, $4 for spray paint = $9.00
Pottery Barn: $104.00
I cut off that moon on the pull, masked it off, and I painted my version a navy blue. You could go brown like the original. I liked the blue to go with my room decor.
For the shade, I took white craft paint from Folk Art I had on hand and went over the shade on the inside and out. You can see the difference in this picture...
I then took a red sharpie marker and drew on the baseball lines. I used a plate for the general circle shape but the entire thing was free hand.
I wanted my lamp to be a Louisville Slugger so I used my Silhouette to make a stencil. I always use scotch tape to hold in place the middle pieces and free hand that area in later.
I painted my logo on in white (with that same Folk Art paint).
For the grip area I just wrapped red masking tape around the lamp. Easy and it looks like the grip on a bat!
I am so pleased with the results! I think I even like my version better than the PB one!
The shade came out to look just like a basball! With sort of a worn texture! I couldn't have picked a better shade.
And the lamp...well that was a stroke of luck to find one in that shape! I could have fallen over when I saw it on the shelf!
Plus a "happy accident", when you turn the lamp on, the shade looks like a well worn baseball!! It is perfection for my rustic themed room!! I adore the lamp when it is on!!
See that table underneath the lamp?? We will be talking more about that tomorrow so stay tuned!!
So how many of you will be stalking your thrift store for a baseball shaped lamp???
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