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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.)


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.





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