A DIY expert said she wasn’t ready to spend $500 on a lamp.
She took matters into her own hands and created a similar version that cost her a fraction of the price and was easy to assemble.
Interior designer Julie Sousa (@the_avantgarde) loves a good DIY that is beginner friendly
Now an expert at making cheap copies of expensive furniture, she said she wouldn’t spend $500 on a lamp from Restoration Hardware.
She loved the style and decided to recreate it on a budget.
“How on earth is that worth it?” She began in the Clippoints to the catalog of the luxury furniture store.
Refusing to pay the high price, she went to the At Home home furnishings store to get her materials.
“I bought an even bigger lamp there,” she said, pointing to the $40 label.
Then she began wrapping brown twine around the plain white umbrella, covering every inch.
She pointed to the right version and admired the color of the base.
“This base gives pewter color, it gives luxury.
“[Mine] is not.”
Luckily it was an easy fix.
“We gave her a makeover with some Rub’nBuf and mixed two different colors to give her the same look and feel.”
After she painted the base and wrapped the shade, her lamp was finished.
“Guys,” she said, admiring the finished product, “mine was only $80 because I chose a huge lamp, but you can make it even cheaper.”
In the caption, Julie gushed about her work.
“This is perhaps the easiest and fastest [DIY] still. AND she looks GOOD, GOOD.”
The audience was just as impressed as she was.
“Yes. Your lamp is better. Well done!!” one applauded.
“Girl you ate that so hard,” another added.