Thursday, July 26, 2012

Map Lampshade

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I have had this lamp forever…think I bought it at an auction…it’s one of a kind, I use it in my bedroom on my nightstand.
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I used old maps and pieced them to cover the shade, using Mod Podge to attach the paper.
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I think I used the New York page and the Missouri map, you may have noticed…yup, that is St. Louis snuggled right up to New York.
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The lampshade didn’t take very long…I put some narrow black velvet ribbon around the top and bottom.
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Isn’t this shell cool?  I love the colors!
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I am linking to these great parties!
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32 comments:

Ang said...

What a great idea! I'm a 'newly minted' mod podge nut! How did you manage the map for the change in the shape of the shade? Visiting from jugglingactmama.blogspot.com from the Mommy-Brain Mixer – hope you’ll come visit me too :)

Barbwire Pretty said...

Great idea, I think I will try it on a lamp of mine. Thanks for the inspiration.
Blessings to you from Ontario, Canada.

Crafty Mischief said...

Ooh I like it! So fun!

Flowers in the Window said...

I really love your map shade and it goes so well with your shell and seaside theme. Maggie xx

Beja {Howdy-Honey} said...

So neat! I was thinking of doing this, and you made it look like a good quick project!

My friend is ModPodging maps to her son's wall like wallpaper tonight. I'll be really interested to see how that goes!

Kathy B said...

Stopped by to say hi from the blog hop.
Come visit me sometime the tea is cold and no shoes are required.
http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com Kathy B.

Liz said...

GREAT idea!!! Liz

Toodie said...

Love the look!

Emily said...

Ellen this is very fun :-) Would you mind me featuring on my map-themed DIY Saturday for August?

Thank you for sharing!

Emily @ Design and Nonsense

The Prudent Pantry said...

Amazing! Two of my favorite things... a lamp upcycle and maps. I've never seen this done before and it looks great.

I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-and-smart-solutions_27.html

Have a great day!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a beautiful lamp! I love that you used a map for it. It looks great. Megan

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a wonderful idea! very creative!

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...

What a great idea! I'm def going to try this for my boys room.
xo
Michelle

southernscraps said...

Cute. I love the touch the black ribbon adds.

Tracy - {CraftJunkieToo} said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing this crafty creation over at Craft Junkie Too this week. I have it featured on my facebook fan page this week-end so check that out when you can and visit my blog for the featured me button. :)
Hugs,
Tracy
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craft-Junkie-Too/162946417058976

SweetPepperRose said...

I totally love this project! I have seen a couple of "map" projects that are on my to-do list - adding this one!
JoAnn

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

As always Ellen...great job!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Very cute.

Ashley said...

Saw you link up on sew chatty! I'm in love!!!! <3 Thanks so much for sharing!

Love, Ashley
{www.theyellowpicketfence.com}

Etcetorize said...

The world is a better place because of Mod Podge! Not sure what I'd do without it. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize this week!

Jenny Lynn said...

Such a great way to use old maps that are just lying around. Very cute!

Milynn luong said...

The shell looks absolutely beautiful. I love the world lamp. I have a dome night lamp that is a globe. I guess it's close enough but yours is much cooler. I'm glad I stumbled on your blog from the made with love Link up!

-Milynn
Love and Whimsy

Deanne said...

great job, love map projects!

Hubba said...

What a great lamp shade! I love the map on it, so cool. Oh yeah, the blue eggs are cute beside it as well
www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

This is beautiful! Looks like a million bucks! I never thought of mixing maps for projects...very clever ;)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super charming!! Sharing at the party tonight~thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Sarah Forhan said...

Such a great idea!! Your link-up was chosen as a Bowdabra Designer favorite and your Map Lamp has been featured on our Feature Friday Post. http://wp.me/p1xtT7-3pY

Thanks so much for adding your link to our Bowdabra Saturday Showcase. We hope to see you weekly at our link-up parties. :-)

Anonymous said...

I just bought a map of Ireland at a yard sale today with a craft project in mind...this is a great idea! Thanks!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Love it! This is now being featured for this weekend's link up!

DIY Show Off said...

Super cute! I actually just ordered a map earlier today for a project too! lol! Great minds DIY alike (although mine isn't a lamp shade). Great job!

Pam said...

This is fabulous!!! I love it. Hope you don't mind, but I'm pinning this...

Emily said...

Hi Ellen,

As promised, I've featured this project at DIY Saturday on my blog. When you get a spare moment, have a look :-)
http://emilysummers-designer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/diy-saturday-upcycling-maps.html

Emily @ Design and Nonsense