Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Baby Girl #2's Room - Broken Down (The Lamp)

I thought I'd try and do a post on each of the 'homemade' elements I've been working on for our new baby's nursery.  I've had a TON of fun finding fantastic tutorials and being inspired by all the amazing blogs out on the Internet and put a LOT of them to use!

The first 'piece' I'm going to share with you is the bedside lamp.  I saw this idea on a great blog I love reading called The Pleated Poppy.  Here is a link to her post:  pleated poppy lampshade tutorial.

And here's my version:





The lamp base was $10 at WalMart (Better Homes & Gardens line) which I spray painted with Krylon Satin Catalina Mist.  The lamp shade I found at Goodwill - it went with this lamp base and was in BAD shape!  The base I turned into a lamp for our office/sewing room...

I think I spent $3 on it?  I stripped off all the fabric shade and then (my Dad) gave it a light coat of white paint.  I used strips of fabric from the Riley Blake "Penny Lane" line.  This fabric is the inspiration for the whole room - my wonderful Mom is making baby #2 a quilt with these fabrics so I thought it was a great starting point!  Using the tips in the Pleated Poppy tutorial, I just tore a BUNCH of strips of fabric and tied in between each 'bone' of the existing lampshade.  

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE this lamp shade!
    I too just featured a scrappy lamp on my blog!
    I love all the color in your lamp!
    Gotta try this!
    xo

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  2. i totally adore this, i have a huge vintage skeleton shade and i've toyed with the idea of using fabric different somehow and now I know, thank you so much for sharing xx

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  3. I love your lamps! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm your newest follower! Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance. Happy holidays!

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  4. love love love this idea. It is now on my "to do" list. I'll be shopping the second hand stores for the perfect lampshade. I already have a collection of lamp bases. For some reason, I just have a thing for lamps! Thanks so much for sharing.
    BTW, I discovered your lamp via pinterest.

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  5. I love this lamp, and great color combination was too much.

    hugs
    Rosangela - Brazil

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  6. Love this! Would be perfect in my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing. I saw your post on Pinterest by the way.

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  7. Very cute! I have an old lampshade that would be perfect for this...

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  8. I also saw this on Pinterest and just had to come over and have a look.. it's beautiful!! Very inspired to have a go myself, thank you for sharing. x

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  9. I have a wonderful Eiffel tower lamp base I bough at goodwill years ago, and have just been to lazy or broke depending on the month to get a new lamp shade, I love this idea way better!

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  10. I did this once, just tore strips of all colors of homespun fabric and just wrapped inside and out of the frame and I just tied together also, no certain length of the fabric and maybe around 1 1/2" wide the strips i tore, the only thing is it doesnt put out much light, due to so many dark colors of the homespun, but i love it all the same and I really like yours..

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  11. Just discovered your blog, via pinterest. Love your lampshade. i'm proud to be your newest follower! Love Katie xxx

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  12. Yours came out a lot better than the one that inspired you? I think I might try it with different widths of ribbon. Well done!

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