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Friday, May 11, 2012

Pretty Lampshades And A Knockoff

I recently had two bare naked lamp bases which caused me to create a folder of lampshade ideas.  I thought I’d share some my favorites from what I found.

Folly & Glee uses vintage barkcloth and other vintage materials to create their lampshades.

pretty lampshades.

This amazing fois bois lampshade from Mandi really lights up my life. (Oh you knew that bad pun would appear in this post sooner or later. :)

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These Radiance lamp shades are lovely. I imagine that you could DIY by painting your own scene on a paper lampshade. 

You know I was ALL over this: DIY Dyeable shades. Jenny also lined the interior of her shade with silver paper and they rock! Is anyone else thinking ombre?

these diy colored lampshades are so pretty!

Why don’t I have a little girl living at home anymore? I might have to just make a Dottie Angel inspired shade for the big girl.

Eclu is inspiring me to create a new lampshade for Sweet Boy’s travel themed room. I just might be searching for an old map and a paper punch right now. :)

map lampshade, perfect decor for the traveler

Ruling the Roost created this Mr. Décor approved shade.

Did you know that if you google “Doily Lampshade” you get over 10,000 delicious offerings? I like this somewhat eclectic blend of modern granny chic from Elsie.

Ok, this is more of a chandy versus a lamp shade, but I adore it. Shannon South, of reMade USA, is the amazing designer behind this fabulous fixture. I also found a pretty good DIY post HERE.

While this is not my favorite color combo, I like the idea. The tutorial can be found HERE.

DIY Lampshade

If I were going to make a shade for my new lamps I believe my most adored idea would be this slipcovered shade by uber talented Lauren Ross.

As you may know I have made my own DIY lampshades before so I am not opposed to creating a little something.

Silhouette Lampshade

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Felted Blossom Shade

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But in the end I went with simple linen shades I found on clearance at Homegoods. My total cost per lamp:

Lamp base $19.99

Lamp shade $11.99

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While the Aidan Gray Paris Flea Market lamp made of beautifully carved wood still makes my heart beat faster I think I created a pretty good knockoff AND saved $405.36.Paris Flea Market Lamp

I received several comments/emails regarding my cord covers. An easy peasy tutorial will be coming soon.



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Laura! Sometimes simple is best. I have a shade similar on a lamp I got at Home Goods about a year ago. I thought about doing something to it, but it is one of the only plain ones I have and I decided to leave it alone.

Auntie Em said...

Well, those lacy shades left me weak at the knees, they are so gorgeous! And the pretty colours and lovely patterns on the barkcloth ones are all so happy. The Radiance ones would be so pretty to look at, who would ever want to turn the lights off? The DIY ones are all fun and cute ideas, if you have lots and lots of time. BUT I love the classic neutral ones you chose for the room you are putting them in. You can pin on some trim for holidays, add cut out shapes for fun shadows (think Halloween) and if you ever change your decor or need them in another location, they will most likely blend right in. Smart choice! :)

jeanetteann said...

Oh there are some lovely shades here, but I think your choice is really nice. xx

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a great post! I love all of these. I've got 3 shades waiting for a makeover and this will come in handy. I'm bookmarking this page! Great inspiration.

Perfectly Printed said...

Love these ideas!! I do have a lamp shade to work on and I think I will match it...maybe... to my seat back covers I recently made with barkcloth. Thanks for sharing!


Debbie said...

I have really enjoyed getting caught up on this blog this morning. I'm leaving just chock full of wonderful inspiration and ideas and lots of pinning action, too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! These are all amazing!! I am loving the ruler and mobile one!!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your knock off is spot on! I love the barkcloth ones!

Jill Elaine said...

Looks good and just like what you would choose! And you know what? I like yours better than the expensive 'paris' one!

AshTreeCottage said...

Thanks for sharing all of these great shades. Now I know what to do with that piece of bark cloth I just found! Happy Mother's Day.

Susan and Bentley

Cat von Hassel-Davies said...

What a timely post. I have been thinking of redoing my three shade lamps. I am leaning towards the dyeing technique.

I had to add I still have the very special handkerchief you sent via the art swap a few years ago. It sits in a place of honor among my families hankies.

One day I'll take a picture and post.


Chickie said...

I enjoyed this post. All the varieties of lamp shades. The Dottie Angel is adorable I agree. I think it would be fun to make this. So many to chose. Have a beautiful and creative day.....Chickie

Little Leslie said...

After all those, you went with simplicity? crazy. I loved them all. But alas, you are right, the linen is a great choice.

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. But... with all the options out there, and seeing how easy it is to change things up, I know one day you'll do an upgrade on the shades! ;-) So love the crisscross pattern, seriously thinking of doing that! :-)Thanks!

Karena said...

Love all of these amazing ideas Laura! Your new lamp is really perfect though!

Art by Karena

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Basically all of my lampshades need an overhaul. I am so inspired by how creative all of these are. Mostly though, I just want you to come over and fix all of mine :)