Sunday, February 24, 2013

Drop Cloth Lamp Shade for a Vintage Lamp

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This has got to be the easiest thing ever to do!  I bought this tiny crystal lamp at a thrift store in Milford, Connecticut last fall and had been looking for the perfect shade. 

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I found this cover your own shade on clearance at Hobby Lobby…I think it cost $2.58.  The shade had this peel off label and then you use the label as a pattern and cut out the fabric.  The shade itself was adhesive covered.  So….

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Easiest project ever.  I added some pleated ribbon trim (also at HL for $1.50 a roll), and just attached it with hot glue. 

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It added the perfect finishing touch!

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It sits on my bedside table…

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I can also add something to the vase, the light fixture just screws onto the glass part, but I like it just like it is!

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I will be linking to many of these great parties!!

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13 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

Cute as can be!! Love the lights in your blue jar too! Great idea!

Kayla Janachovsky said...

This looks awesome! Great job. I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

Shannon Barefoot said...

Super cute! I love the "burlap" look :) Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Stacey said...

Such a cute little lamp!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Beautiful Lampshade. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/02/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_26.html
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Jennifer Hughes said...

Cute cute cute. Please share your project at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

Suzan Sweatman said...

I've been thinking of doing this for awhile now ( just did a drop cloth headboard ) so I'm so happy to see this - thanks so much for sharing - it looks fabulous!!!
Visiting from One Artsy Mama!
Hugs,
Suzan

Michelle L. said...

Hi, Ellen! That came out so cute! It goes great with that base.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Great update!

ngnrdgrl said...

Ooooh! Never knew they had adhesive lamp shade covers. How fabulous!

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Linda Bouffard said...

Ellen, how nice! I love that it's on a pile of books. Have a good week. Linda

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Very pretty! I like your new photo!!