Friday, October 24, 2008

Lampshade Project

Looking for an instant gratification project? Me, too. Yesterday, I spent half an hour vamping up lampshades for some immediate satisfaction. These lamps are cheapo, Crate and Barrel jar lamps with plain, oval lampshades.
I bought some ribbon and glue at Michael's. It took about 30 minutes to glue the ribbon to both shades.

And here is the finished project...

Next, I would like to add valances to the windows - faux Roman shades - like these in a bright, off the wall color.I would also like to change the bed pillows to something more exciting, like this.

Then I would like to make slipcovers for the bedside tables to give them more visual weight. Stay tuned!


Ivy Lane said...

Great transformation! Can't wait to see how your other projects come along. I would finish in the bedroom first..pillows and slipcovers for the side tables (LOVE that idea!) and then move to the living room.. I once had several projects going at once..and felt overwhelmed as nothing was seeming to be complete!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

Viv said...

Your home is amazing!! Makes mine look like a shed! I love your ideas for re-vamping. May even borrow an idea or two from you!
Viv xx

A Stroke Above said...

Now Viv, give my friend a break. You know how it is when you are busy stamping away the hours. We don't have time to remodel. Nancy your photos of your projects are stunning! I am so glad I found your site. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. I am inspired myself. Linda Crowder

A Stroke Above said...

Do you recognize the photo I use on my comment?

My Decor Style said...

Linda - I DO recognize that photo! I still miss that place - but I like the new place, too! Nancy