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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 6, 2009

Red Checked lamp shade

First of all, I love this project and did not think of it on my own. My inspiration is from Angie @ http://thehappyhomebody.blogspot.com/ I wanted to recover a lampshade with some pretty paper just like Angie...and she likes red check papers, fabrics, etc! Melissa at The Inspired Room is doing posts on making your home peaceful and beautiful. This is one project I would love to do with more lamp shades because I love this look. It adds to your home, makes the room beautiful...I think it adds loveliness and it is not expensive. I used what I had.
I used scrap paper I had and ric rac...one of my favorites!
Angie has such great ideas and on her Feb. 27 post there is the Keeeeutest lampshade! Well just like any red blooded blogger...I did the happy dance and said "I have got to try this!" I got out the Decoupage syrup!!! The hot glue gun (blogger power tool) and went to work!

I had one little teensy weensy problem, when I turned on the light you could see underneath where I overlapped the paper and didn't trim it...you can barely see it here but in my living room it is 'tres sloppy' looking!
But thank you Angie for the inspiration and thanks ya'll for the visit!
"Through wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established. by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches."


Anonymous said...

HI Debbie! Oh, this is so cute! Love the red and white checks and that little pom pom trim. Isn't it always like that? After we finish a project, we see something we could have done differently. Just turn the lapped side to the back! ;) I still think it's darling.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You always have great projects going on. I've been wanted to try a lampshade, but just haven't gotten around to it yet! Yours is CUTE.

Janene said...

Those red and white checks are awesome!
The pom-pom trim is the perfect finish!
I agree with Shelia...just turn it to the back!
Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

That's Adorable! I'm not brave enough to try something like that, I used tons of duck tape to fix my very old lamp shade last week, my DH laughed at me..lol..

Enjoy your Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh, your lampshade is so cute!The red and white check is fresh for spring!


Charlotte said...

Hi Debbie, I love your pretty red lampshade and I have something similar in my bedroom but it's blue & white with small crystal beads that I purchased from Home Goods.

In one of your previous posts you mentioned your Mom just getting out of the hospital. I do hope that her recovery is going wel1? Your help I'm sure is appreciated even if it's only just cooking, cleaning and organizing things.

Thanks for stoping by my blog and I look foward to visiting with you again real soon.

P.S. Have you been to "Hostess with the Mostess"? This site features lots of tablescapes and fun party ideas that you might enjoy. Link is below:

God bless,

Angie said...

SOOOOO CUTE! You know how I LOVE checks! I am so flattered that you mentioned me on your awesome blog! You made my day!!!

Tommie Jo said...

This couldn't have come at a better time~I have an awful lamp shade that came with a .50 lamp I bought at a yardsale andhave been wondering how I could pretty it up. Thank you for sharing!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

So cute ... and I love the red/white combo!

Happy Weekend, my friend...

Simple Home said...

Debbie, you did a great job on the lampshade, and it looks great with the pretty quilt behind it. You are a wonderful motivator.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just turn it to the back that's what I would do:) Great project and I bet it makes such a statement in your home!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

So cute Debbie and yur blog looks so cute to because it matches!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Very cute..I need to try this! Don't forget to take care of yourself while you are taking care of your Mom.... sending hugs!


Ginger said...

Well, it sure looks cute in that picture. I wonder if you could just line the inside with some plain paper?

Anonymous said...

Love your lampshade redo....you can never go wrong with red checks! Happy Happy belated birthday. We'll be 49 together forever. :) And I do hope Mom is on the mend. A wonderful weekend to you. ~ Lynn

Darlene said...

That turned out so cute! LOVE the checks and the trim.

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY cute lamp shade!
ENJOY your weekend!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I think it's very cute Debbie!!! I love the red/white check.

Ramona said...

RED CHECK ~ Sigh....be still my ol' gingham heart! I love red check...I am doing a future post about it and will talk about this cutie~pie lamp you made. The pom~pom trim is precious. Well done. Don't you just love projects that turn out so well...I think I can hear your heart singing all the way up here in the Northwest!

Have a happy Sunday my friend!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

That is SO cute! Maybe you can line the inside of the shade, so that your pieces don't show through. laurie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

That is SO cute! Maybe you can line the inside of the shade, so that your pieces don't show through. laurie

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What ia cute project...I think it looks great. Thanks for sharing, I have several lampshades that need an extra something.

Unknown said...

Kudos on a job well done.

Charlotte said...

From trash to treasure it's always amazing what a can of spray paint can do to a $2 bookshelf. You've transformed a boring bookshelf into something pretty and functional.

Pleasure often comes from seeing possibilities. Years ago I threw away a small wooden flower box that much to my surprise ended up on display on a bookshelf of a neighbor. My neighbor was married to a woodworker who easily transformed this simple flower box into something pretty. Once again I'm reminded by your efforts that we don't always see possibilities that often right in front of us.

Diana LaMarre said...

That is so cute. Maybe you have inspired me to do a lampshade. I posted about doing one in the fall, but have not even started it yet.