Decor Chick was looking for some yellow lamps for forever. Long story short, she never found them, so she made over the lamps above to look like the lamps below.
I bet you thought the BASE of the lamps were going to be the part that would get the once over, right? Nope. DC gave the shades a shot of Krylon–in Sun Yellow Gloss, to be specific. Now she has the yellow lamps she’s been craving! Continue Reading
Studio Beelden Bouwers thought it would be a good idea to re-use old sweaters by turning them into lampshades. They were right. For knitters or crocheters, customizing shapes for lampshade slipcovers would be a snap. Pieced together with a blanket stitch….hmm. From 3rings.
See the lampshades behind the attractive well dressed couple? They’re DIY-able! And they actually seem pretty simple. ReadyMade has instructions that are based around the kind of paper mache stuff you might have made in school.
Am I the last person on the planet to have heard about these? And what a brill idea! Hollywood Lights does self-adhesive lampshades in a bunch of different sizes and shapes and you can even create your own custom size. Slick.
I’m thinking maybe a vintage map or fabric or maybe some ribbons or handmade paper or… you get the idea.
Find them here, and don’t be put off by the acres of froof in the picture, they do some nice clean-lined stuff too.
Not only has Swedish designer Hanna Nyman created a 3 D wallpaper, it’s also interactive. Once applied, you can peel back the parts you want to dangle from the wall to create your own version of sculptured art. She has done these in contemporary colors and floral designs. As you might expect, Hanna is a fan of origami and has melded her wallpaper designs with her beautiful paper lampshades. These designs are so fresh, beautiful, and interesting, it almost makes me want to forsake my anti-wallpaper policy in order to enjoy this visual delight. Continue Reading
No, I didn’t recover this. When Shabby Chic still ran the antique malls, this retro shade was huddled in the corner like a weird uncle. I think it cost me around $12.00. That purchse was a few years ago.
But you can, I repeat, CAN, recover an old shade you might find at Goodwill or a flea market. They are ruined once the big crease takes place. These step by step directions make a DIY lampshade re-do a real possibility. Continue Reading
If our light bulbs and fixtures are covered in blankets of dust, we’re wasting energy and money. Instead of simply adding light to a dreary room, we should first clean our existing light fixtures and bulbs. For suggestions on how to clean light bulbs and fixtures, go to Cristalier’s tutorial on how to clean a crystal chandelier, which includes tips applicable to most lighting sources.