Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ryker’s Nursery: Part 5 {ABC Block Lamp}

I love lamps! I think they add such warmth and comfort to a room, so naturally I had to put one in Ryker’s nursery, and since I couldn’t seem to find anything I liked in the retail industry, I went with my fallback these days: DIY.

ABC Block Lamp

I’m calling it the ABC Block lamp. It’s a combination of the fabrics used on the crib bumper. Crib-bumper

I was trying to pull more ABC into the room, while also adding more the different colors in the fabrics.


I had this lamp on hand from my oldest daughter’s nursery.

Original Lamp

I pried off the chipboard butterflies and ladybugs and took the entire lamp apart. You can easily make this lamp as well with a lamp rod, lamp kit (sold at Wal-Mart for about $6), a wooden base, and 3 wooden blocks.

Lamp rod

Then spray painted the base and blocks Krylon Almond.

Paint Blocks and Base

Next I used my ever-fabulous Silhouette to cut out the vinyl for the blocks.

Vinyl on Blocks

I was able to find the vinyl at my local Roberts Crafts. They have a great selection of colors!

Vinyl on Blocks 2

I recovered the lampshade just like I did HERE, and my lamp was done and ready to go on top of the refinished dresser!

ABC Lamp on Dresser

Oh and see that cute way to decorate the wipes case? That fantastic idea came from Miss Ellie G of Less Cake More Frosting. (A must-read BTW. It’s one of those blogs that I read EVERY.SINGLE.WORD. Love it!).

Lamp in room

One project closer to room completion. “I think I can, I think I can…..”


In case you missed any past posts of the nursery:


Part 1: How to Put Up a Chair Rail

Part 2: Refinished Crib and Dresser

Part 3: Crib Bedding

Part 4: Wall Decor


  1. That is sooo cute! An amazing job making something even better than it was originally!

  2. I love this lamp! It matches everything perfectly, and is so adorable!
    Way to go!

  3. Okay, how cute is that!? I love it. Great job on the lamp redo, that's some good ingenuity! I wish I had a lamp like that for my little boy's room. :)

  4. Love the wipes band, Tam!! That looks adorable with all the super bright colors. I love how versatile that little project is. And aren't wipes like, the UGLIEST thing ever? Thanks for the shout-out you cute mommy. That little boy sure is a handsome lil guy! So great to see you the other night. Let's not make it that long before we hang out again! Deal?

  5. This is so cute. Loved it!
    Pinning a picture. Thanks for sharing.

  6. AWESOME makeover!! Love how it turned out! Those blocks are so fun!

  7. Way cute, I love it! I am a new follower :)

  8. I really enjoy your site, tutorials and inspiration. I have been making crib set for grand girl #3 due any day. Finished the crib bumper today. Also made diaper stacker a couple weeks ago.

  9. The lamp and the entire nursery are precious! Thanks for sharing on Tatertots & Jello!


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