Saturday, July 21, 2012

Scrappy Lampshade

I came across this awesome scrappy lampshade from the Pleated Poppy one day.  I fell in love with it instantly and pinned it to my Pinterest craft board with the comment that I might use the idea on a wire basket instead.  I wrote that because I didn't really foresee the need for a this kind of lampshade anywhere in my house.  {Most of my light fixtures are ceiling fans.}


But then I started doing some rearranging in my craft room {which is also my guest room}.  I moved my ironing board/working space to the corner from the center of the room.  The only problem was it was a little dark in the corner which is a bit of a problem when trying to pin, iron, or do other detail work.  Do you know where I'm going with this story yet?


To make a long story short {even I'm bored with it already}.  I decided to put up a wall mounted lamp in the corner.  Of course, the best part of this idea is that I now had a place for a scrappy lamp shade!




I already had tins full of scraps for this project so all I needed was the lamp and lampshade.




I decided on this lamp from Menards and had my dad install it.  But the lamp shade included didn't work for this project.  {It didn't have any vertical supports.}  The hunt for a lampshade was probably the hardest part but I did find one at Homegoods.  




I carefully cut off the fabric and was left with the desired lamp shade skeleton.  One problem, though.  It was silver and gold and that really wasn't working for me.  So I painted it with spray paint - Rust-oleum Universal Metallic Aged Copper.




All that was left to do was to put on the scrap fabric.




I cut the scraps one inch wide and tied them on the lampshade, alternating sections starting at the bottom and working my way up to the top.




I didn't bother to measure the length of the strips because I was trimming them after they were tied on.




A few snips of some stray strings and I was done.  




I absolutely love it!  It's a perfect addition to my craft room.  {And a great way to repurpose fabric scraps.}




P.S.  Do you see my small button jars and magazine holders on the bookshelf?


I will be sharing this project at my favorite parties.



23 comments:

  1. This is such a creative idea and great use of fabric scraps. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Brandi. It was fun to make as well.

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    2. I absolutely love it. I've seen the one from The Pleated Poppy, so I adore your inspiration. You'd done a fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks. I can't take credit for the idea - I saw it done by Pleated Poppy.

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  3. I am so doing this thanks for sharing
    RaNae

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    1. Thanks RaNae. Have fun doing this. You are going to love it.

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  4. Really cute and perfect for a craft room too! Would love for you to link this up to my next Craftastic Monday party:)

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. I'll be sure to check out your party.

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  5. Absolutely LOVE this! I found this off the Sundae Scoop link party :-)

    Hope you'll come check out my link-up this week: Easy DIY Sugar-Free Fruit Popsicles!

    I'm now following your blog, as well! I love your craftiness, so I wanted to keep up ;-) Hope you'll head over to my blog and follow me back!

    Sarah B Texas @ City Girl Gone Country
    http://sarahbtexas.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I'm really into popsicles this summer so I just might try yours.

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  6. This is a super cute and fun idea! I love all the color! Please come hang out and link up to our link party "Home is Where the Heart is" Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! :)
    http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-3/

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  7. You did a very good job in choosing coordinating colors! It looks very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is an amazing project! I love how the lampshade turned out! :)
    Thank you so much for sharing {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! You will be featured at this week's party!
    xo! Vanessa

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    1. Thanks Vanessa. I love sharing at your party.

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  9. So cool, I can hardly stand it!!! Oh my goodness you are so crafty and cute!!! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! I'm featuring you today! XO, Aimee

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    1. Thanks Aimee. I love sharing at your party.

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