Thursday, January 19, 2012

[ 5 min lampshade update ]

I BOUGHT a couple of Pottery Barn lamps when we moved into this place last June. And although PB does have some pretty patterned lampshades available, I'm a bit of a commitment-phobe when it comes to pattern and didn't want anything that I would tire of easily so I opted for their simple off-white shades.



 A bit blah, huh?

I looked through my ribbon drawer and found this pretty linen ribbon I had picked up somewhere {Ireland I think} and thought the muted blue stripes would be perfect.


Out came the glue gun and this literally took 5 minutes...


I held the glue spot until it was set, then pulled the ribbon taut around the shade, clipped it to the proper length and dabbed another spot of glue...


No need for glue all the way around and this way, it's easy to switch out later on if I want a new look...


Even though I had enough to add a line of ribbon around the top and bottom, I like the simplicity of the single stripe. It adds some pizzazz without drawing a lot of attention to them.



Have you dressed up any lampshades with ribbon lately?

lisa


19 comments:

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Just what I needed to see today! Got a lampshade that I want do do something with and now I have my answer! Thanks!

Leanne said...

ZERO commitment!! i love that! xo

Pinecone Camp said...

Love it! You've given me inspiration for an old lampshade now - merci! Love the

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So simple and yet what a difference it makes! Your shades look so cute now!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

Love that, and so simple! I would have gone to town with the glue, but your method makes a lot more sense.

designchic said...

Now that was the perfect touch...love it!!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow what a change so simple and easy! Thanks!

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Beautifully simple...I love it! Thanks for sharing!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I'm going upstairs to dig right now!
Simply brilliant, Lisa!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Jalon Burton said...

Just found your blog and fell in love - I am your newest follower!
I will be back again!
Thank you for sharing.

La Dolfina said...

Tres elegant!
Love the simplicity!
XO

Privet and Holly said...

Love, love, my friend!
I am now stalking the
lamp shades in my house
to see if I can try this.....

xx Suzanne

Lissa Pierce said...

Great quick transformation. This is exactly what the lamp in our guest bedroom needs.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

It's pefect, Lisa! You always have the best ideas!

Vintage Home said...

...simply perfect!

flowers on my table said...

Great idea, they look lovely! Have a great weekend, love Linda x

Tina said...

Love, love , love!! So simply beautiful, Lisa! Happy weekend ahead to you ~ xx

Meagan said...

Cute and so simple! Love the ribbon you chose,
Meagan

SHERRY HART said...

Well if I had that pretty ribbon I might try it. Of course a trip to Ireland to secure some might be a bit time consuming.....

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