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.
I used old maps and pieced them to cover the shade, using Mod Podge to attach the paper.
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.
The lampshade didn’t take very long…I put some narrow black velvet ribbon around the top and bottom.
Isn’t this shell cool? I love the colors!
I am linking to these great parties!
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 :)
Great idea, I think I will try it on a lamp of mine. Thanks for the inspiration.
Blessings to you from Ontario, Canada.
Ooh I like it! So fun!
I really love your map shade and it goes so well with your shell and seaside theme. Maggie xx
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!
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.
GREAT idea!!! Liz
Love the look!
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
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:
Have a great day!
What a beautiful lamp! I love that you used a map for it. It looks great. Megan
What a wonderful idea! very creative!
What a great idea! I'm def going to try this for my boys room.
Cute. I love the touch the black ribbon adds.
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. :)
I totally love this project! I have seen a couple of "map" projects that are on my to-do list - adding this one!
As always Ellen...great job!
Saw you link up on sew chatty! I'm in love!!!! <3 Thanks so much for sharing!
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!
Such a great way to use old maps that are just lying around. Very cute!
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!
Love and Whimsy
great job, love map projects!
What a great lamp shade! I love the map on it, so cool. Oh yeah, the blue eggs are cute beside it as well
This is beautiful! Looks like a million bucks! I never thought of mixing maps for projects...very clever ;)
Super charming!! Sharing at the party tonight~thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!
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. :-)
I just bought a map of Ireland at a yard sale today with a craft project in mind...this is a great idea! Thanks!
Love it! This is now being featured for this weekend's link up!
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!
This is fabulous!!! I love it. Hope you don't mind, but I'm pinning this...
As promised, I've featured this project at DIY Saturday on my blog. When you get a spare moment, have a look :-)
Emily @ Design and Nonsense
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