***Note: the title should read “Mod Podge to the Rescue”. Way to spell a major brand name incorrectly Jenn!***
There is a small bedside lamp that Princess keeps on the table by her bed. A few weeks ago someone tripped on the cord, pulled it off the table and the ceramic base cracked into 3 large pieces.
Right around the same time Walmart gave me some options for the June DIY challenge-and one of them was “Thrifty Reinventions”. Well now, I’ve got a lamp that needs to be reinvented, and I’m all about being thrifty!
All in one piece and functional–but not exactly beautiful. So what to do? Of course I could paint it, but the cracks would still show. So I decided to decoupage it! That would cover up the cracks AND look cute. So I headed out to Walmart assembled my very inexpensive materials, a bottle of Mod Podge and package of cute polka dot napkins.
Since this was for Princess’s room I decided to let my crafty daughter do the work. She started by painting a good layer of Mod Podge straight onto the lamp. Next she added torn sections of the tissues.
When the entire base was done it was hard to tell what it was going to look like–the nice thick layer of Mod Podge sort of obscured the colors and pattern. . . but that was ok, I knew it would dry clear and shiny.
You don’t need a broken lamp to get this adorable effect–you can decoupage a yard sale find or inexpensive new lamp and wind up with something gorgeous and individual. And if you don’t have Mod Podge, don’t despair! You can always try making a homemade version-although I can’t vouch for the quality of that.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored review I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.