August 1, 2012

quick lamp shade dress-up

A while back, I found this glass bubble lamp for my front entry at Home Goods for a steal, but I wasn't crazy about the shade that came with it.  It just blended right into the wall.  I considered buying a new shade, but then I was so inspired by Courtney's idea for her lamp shade.  Using some black one inch ribbon that I already had, and adding it to the top and bottom using double sided tape, I now have a lamp shade that I am happy with.   So much better and it didn't cost me anything - YAY!


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19 comments:

  1. WOW! Looks great and so simple! I might be doing this myself soon

    -Ashley
    www.recentlyrimini.blogspot.com

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  2. I can't believe it's the same lampshade. All with the touch of a ribbon. Amazing!

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  3. such a greattttt idea! looks so good!

    come by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! have a great Wednesday!

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    1. Hi Nicholl, Thanks for your sweet commets and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Wow - that looks SO MUCH better. I've been wanting to do that to one of my ugly lamp shades. I'm a new follower.

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  5. Adding ribbon made such a difference- what a great idea! Visiting from the link party & now following! :)

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  6. I have the exact same lamp!! What a fun idea!! Such a simple idea that makes a HUGE difference. Showing <3 from your newest follower, Lynds @ ItMom.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lynds! Have a great day :)

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  7. Wow what a difference! That lamp looks awesome! I want to spiff up some of my lamp shades now.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  8. It's crazy how just adding a little 'something' will spiff up decor! Looks fabulous! :) Make sure to grab our button & post it somewhere so that others know that you linked up with us! :) Thanks for linking up, Becky!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jade and reminding me about the button - it's linked up now (still learning these things) Thanks for hosting :)

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  9. Soooo much better! And SO simple!!

    http://domesticatedworkingwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lins! I'm much happier with the look of the shade now!

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  10. Wow! Such a simple change but it makes a huge statement. I love it. And I'm going to do something like it. :)

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    1. Thanks Kelli! I feel like it's so much better - glad you do too :)

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  11. What a huge difference! Awesome!

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  12. I just bought the same lamps from Home Goods this summer. However, the shades were this hideous shiny gray color. I changed them out for the PB ones I had on our old lamps and added some ribbon as well. It was a bear however because they aren't true drum shades (top dimension is smaller than bottom, so the ribbon wanted to bow out). Thank goodness my youngest has more patience than I.

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