Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Lampshade Redo

I have had this sad little lamp sitting on my kitchen counter for quite some time. She has served me well. But, alas, she has paid the price. As you can see, she is a victim of kitchen mishaps. She's been moved around, she has stains on her and yet, she just keeps on shining.
Cute, but sad. So, to thank her for all her hard work, I decided to give her a little makeover. I searched the internet for inspiration and when I saw this photo, angels started singing! I kid you not.
Isn't that the most gorgeous lamp you've ever seen?? This was done by Jeannine over at The Concrete Cottage. Now, I know what you are thinking. My little lamp could in no way, shape or form ever look like her full sized "sister" lamp. And you'd be right. But, I knew I could take some inspiration from Jeannine and that's exactly what I did. First, I gathered my supplies. Jeannine details how she copied images and taped them to the inside of her shade and traced them with a Sharpie pen. I loved that idea, but let's face it. I ain't got time for all that! So I decided to use a script stamp I've had forever and just stamp my shade. I also wanted to bling her up a little bit so I decided to use some hairy ribbon (my husband's term, not mine) around the top and bottom of her.
In choosing to go this route, I was aware that my script would not look perfect and would be more of the faded look. And I was ok with that. So all I did was stamp her all the way around, hot glue the ribbon to her, and voila, she was done!
I was so pleased with how pretty she looked, I decided to create a vignette starring her on my kitchen counter top.
What do you think? Isn't she lovely??
I'm linking to these parties this week:
Debbiedoo's Copy Cat Party and Marty's Table Top Tuesday Party over at A Stroll Thru Life.
Until next time...


  1. Stamping a lamp shade? So creative! It turned out lovely. Well done.


  2. How cute and not sad no more. Cute vignette. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the party.

  3. I was having the same problem with a boring lampshade. Two great minds thinking alike! ;P

    Linking from Debbiedoos,
    Ricki Jill