Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lamp Shade Update

Ok, so here is the deal: I have this lamp that my husband and I bought on the cheap from Homegoods sometime ago. The only problem is this: 1) When the light shines it is a dark, tanish color, 2) There is nothing about it that blends with the rest of the living room. Well, so maybe there isn't only one problem with it. It is a beautiful lamp, but was in need of some TLC. After trying about 5 different shades on it that did not work, I decided to just get my glue gun and scrap ribbon and go to it. Here is the result:

Before:

After:


Here is what I did:
1) Used scrap fabric to make a long roll to glue around the base of the lamp.



2) Made fabric petals from ribbon scraps.

Cut 2in x 2in squares


Fold in half and put a dab of hot glue.


Fold again to secure.


3) Throw an accent color in the mis and arrange petals to your liking!


4) Add a button to the center with a dot of hot glue.


The END.
5) Place in room at the location of your choice.


And for a bonus, if you want something to match this:


Just use the leftover scraps to make this:


It feels like a perfect little addition to our living room now. I didn't fix problem #1, but at least it matches the accents we have going on in the room.

Thanks for stopping by, check out our projects and other great ones at these linky parties this week. See you next week!

23 comments:

Pati @ A Crafty Escape June 3, 2010 at 7:00 AM  

Looks great!

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Jessica June 3, 2010 at 7:26 AM  

I love the details! The gingham goes great everywhere!

Jessabells June 3, 2010 at 8:35 AM  

Oh that looks great!!

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! June 3, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

I love the way this looks! You did a great job :)

Erin A June 3, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

This is an adorable touch to the lamp, you have such a great eye for stuff like that! Looks great.

Susan @ Entertain Exchange June 3, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

I love this - it looks great!

The Autocrat: Haley June 3, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

Looks fabulous! I need to do this to one of my lamps!

Becca June 4, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

This may be my favorite project that you have done. So simple and so cute.

Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

Becca

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble June 4, 2010 at 8:35 AM  

That is just too cute!!

Debbie

Shelia June 4, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

This is darling! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terry June 5, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

What a great idea and it's so pretty!

Anu@My Dream Canvas June 6, 2010 at 12:52 AM  

Wow this is fabulous!! I would love for you to visit My blog. I am also hosting a Giveaway from CSN for $40 dollars !!

mle June 7, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

So cute! Love the coordinating pillow : )

Nancy June 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

Love it, and the flower!

Nestled in Rosenberg June 7, 2010 at 11:23 AM  

I LOVE this with the matching pillow! :)

Kaysi June 7, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

I love how simple and cute that is!!

Van June 9, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

Very lovely addition to the lamp shade! Cute and simple.

Whimsical Creations June 9, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

Turned out beautiful!

Amy June 9, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

Those are just perfect details! The black/white checked works so well!

Lanie Ree June 11, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

Aw, this is so cute. Little details can make a huge difference, huh?

Thank you for linking this up!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! June 11, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

Fun project that could be adapted to any rooms decor. Thanks for sharing on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Steph @ somewhatsimple June 28, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

I am featuring this idea on crazydomestic.com tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!
Steph

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