Sunday, September 16, 2012

~ Lamp Shade I Created ~

I'm f-i-n-a-l-l-y  getting something done in my bedroom!  I've vacillated on colors for such a long time and now I think all is well. :)  I will show the other changes soon, however, thought I'd show you the lamp shade I just made.

I started with just an inexpensive, plain white shade from Target.  I gathered the notions from Walmart and Hobby Lobby.  

I'm really not a burlap girl (please, please don't hate!), however, I found this woven ribbon and thought I might use it in some least I have a touch of burlap in my home now. :)  Honestly, I see so many of you do great things with it...just not my thing. :)  I love the trim with the beads on it...a touch of teal, orange, gold, etc.  The animal print ribbon called my name when I entered the door of Hobby Lobby!  I found the flower in the hair accessories area.

I hot glued the bead trim on the underside of the shade. The first layer on the outside is the burlap ribbon.  Now....I finished the shade in stages and totally forgot to take more photos.  I'm just not good in the photo dept.  Would one of you please come and be my assistant?  ;-)

As you can see, I added the burlap trim to the top edge also.  Then I used the animal print ribbon on the bottom edge...just dots of hot glue all the way around.  The ribbon flower trim was added to the top edge...same deal, dots of hot glue all the way around.  The start/stop point was the seam on the back side of the shade.

I already had the gold base and wanted to leave it as is.  I want gold and silver accents so this is a starting point.  See that luscious color on the wall?  It's a deep teal/turquoise ~ more to come on that! 

Full view!  The nightstand is "in the process" of being painted.  More on that to follow ~ 
I know many would never share an unfinished look but hey, just keepin' it real here!  ;-)

Another full view!   Tune in later this week for the finishing touches ~

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Debbiedoo's said...

Look at you girlie! I love love love your lampshade. Very creative Pat. thanks for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...

You are so creative, Pat! I love it and the colors work so well with your room! Very stylish!

Have a great week! :)


Lisa said...

Well done! I love it, so creative!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

How adorable! Love the combination of all the trims. Very, very cute! And I love the wall color as well.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This lampshade is so cute! Love it!

Karen said...

Great job, everything works together so well. Thanks for visiting me!

suzyq said...

Pat, that's amazing! What a beautiful unique pc -and goes perfectly with thar FORGEOUS wall color!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh Pat! How cute! Love how you layered the ribbon and fringe with the frayed burlap ribbon. Was that from HL too? Haven't seen that one before. What a great sneak peek! Your wall looks gorgeous...can't wait to see more!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very cute lampshade with lots of personality. Very creative idea.

Gail said...

Your lamp shade is wonderful....very creative! Enjoy your day, Gail

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I adore the blue animal print ribbon! Lampshades are such a quick way to switch things up. Well done. :o)

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

What a cool lampshade. Love the colors. This was my first visit to your blog and it is very pretty.

Kathy Moody said...

Wow, I love it!! You did a great job, and so creative. I love it. Visiting from Newbie party. :)

Candace said...

Soo, so cute! You did a great job on that lamp. That blue wall is gorgeous and I am crazy about animal print. I just love your sassy style so much!

kitty said...

Hi Pat, ooh, I love your lampshade. Aren't you talented?! I bought that same burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby to make a bow. I'm not really into burlap either!!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Love the lampshade and all the color. Very fun looking. Visiting from Debbiedoo's

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think it is fabulous and unique, you have us on the edge of our chairs waiting for the rest of the story!!!


bj said...

You did an awesome job on this and now have such a unique lamp. I love it.
I like A LITTLE burlap around our house...not a lot. Just touches...and I am going to get some of the burlap ribbon next time I am in HL.

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Love this lampshade! So girly and fun! Visiting from the Newbie party and now your newest GFC follower.

Maria Elena said...

Pat, you have a beautiful blog and this is a gorgeous lamp!!! Beautiful color! Thank you for your visit today. I am your new follower!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow your lamp is really cute. What an amazing job you did decorating it.
I would never have been able to put this together like you did.
Sorry I have been slow coming by. All summer I have been a bad blogger. I do hope I can spend more time in the coming months visiting with my friends

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So adorable! What a creative lampshade!!!! Love the colors! I hope you share this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS... link goes live on Wednesday 8:00 pm at StoneGable.
You and your chic lampshade will be a welcomed addition!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Pat,

This is the cutest lampshade ever!!! I love it.


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh my gosh lady, this is soooo stinking cute! I would have never ever thought of this. I have a plain white shade, and some supplies that I could use to do this also. Thank you!