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Lamp Shade Decorating Idea in My Craft Room

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Holy Hanna, it can’t be Thursday already. This week got away from me. I have been so busy with many projects that I seemed to have missed Tues/Wed/Thurs.  I am working on five right now and have two dec jobs.  Living the creative life keeps me busy, but always makes me happy.

Now that I made my excuses for not posting anything earlier this week – I do have two to show you – a tiny one and a Spring room refresh.   It started when I wanted to put new lamps in my family room.  I had a pair, but bought them to use in two separate rooms. One was in my stufioffice and the other in my basement.  I always thought they were too tall for my family room, but when I put them on the sideboard behind the sofa… I liked.   What I like even better is that I shopped my house to find what I needed. I love shopping my home for goods, it is inexpensive and rewarding to see items used in different ways and rooms.  Since I didn’t have another lamp I liked to replace the one I took out of the studioffice I had to go to out shopping at a store for a replacement.

(Shutter speed on camera slower than TV screen.  Hope it doesn’t make you dizzy looking at it.)

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I had this lamp in my inspiration file.  I like the vertical lines.  I went out in search for something like it.

White-Lamp

I was pretty happy when I stumbled upon this one at my favorite thrift store for $4.30.  Didn’t like the wood top section, but it was an easy fix with some white paint.

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The harp that came with it made the lamp too tall, so I went to my lamp stash in my basement and found a short one.

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I also had some lamp shades in my stash and chose a white barrel shaped one.   I wanted to add a bit of color to it in the way of ribbon.  I found some inexpensive bright and cheery ribbon at Walmart. I bought two because I could not decide which color I liked better.

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I am thinking if I add pops of color throughout my house – it will feel like Spring has already arrived and the white stuff aka Snow won’t show itself again until December.

I went with the pink ribbon as I have green on the other side of the room which you will see down a few photos in this post.  I simply turned one end of the ribbon under to create a clean edge and hot glued it to the other end of the ribbon on the back of the shade with a dab of hot glue.  This way when I want to change it, it is easily removed and no damage to the shade.

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Now there is light again in my studioffice shining down on some of my favorite things.

How to decorate a lampshade with ribbon

I also found $5.00 clearance shades at Target last week that were perfect for my desk. I change the shades on these lamps as often as most women change their nail polish. I have a few different sets – white, blue, black and now green – Spring Green!

$6-lamp-shades-from-Target

Adding them to the desk has made me want to de-clutter and clean up my space even more.   I took down the big inspiration board and left only a small one.  I may even move that or take it down completely – not sure yet what I am going to do.  Gotta think on it.  I have so many creative things going on in my life that it is kind of nice to just come in here now and think – no distracting clutter. My focus is on my creative pursuits, not my stuff anymore.  It is a liberating feeling.

Before

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After

Spring-Cleaning

To see the most recent makeover of my Studioffice, click on over to these posts:  High Gloss Rolling Doors,  My Desk Gets a High Gloss Makeover and $20 Photo Studio

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24 Comments

  1. You have such pretty punches of color in your house. It makes me happy just looking at the pictures!