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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday #9

Every time I walked into Buckets room I would see his sad and pathetic lamp. I knew it was ugly, but I honestly didn't take the time to sit down and think about a solution. Then, last night, it came to me ... I jazzed it up with some ribbon!!!


First off ... please ignore the fuzzy trim around the top of the shade. I originally was going to use it, but didn't like the way it looked. You will see what I used later.

I started with the wider ribbon widths ... 1 1/2", 1", and 7/8" (or whatever it is LOL). I put a dab of hot glue on the top and then stretched the ribbon down to the bottom and put another dab of glue. Don't glue all the way down the ribbon, or it may leave a bumpy line from the glue. As you can see in the picture, some of the lamp shade was showing through after I put the wider ribbons on. ***I didn't take a lot of pictures, because it was the same thing over and over and over. ***


After the large ribbons were on I used the smaller ones ... I think 1/2"??? to cover up all spots that were still showing lampshade through.


Eventually, after about an hour of gluing on ribbon, everything was covered and looking good. The top and bottom were both kinda ugly, so I wrapped some twine around and called it good.




Super cute right? The lamp base is kinda blah, I'm debating whether or not to paint it. What do you think? Again, sorry for the lack of pictures, it was SOOOO EASY!!!

Ok, let's party!!!


13 comments:

  1. Jessica,
    That turned out fabulous! I think you should go for it and paint the lamp base. A nice bold color to coordinate with you great mixture of ribbon. Glad Bucket is feeling better!

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  2. Your lampshade looks so cheerful! Thanks for hosting!

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  3. So cute...I say paint the bottom....

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  4. Oh red would be so cute on that lamp! But I don't know the color of the rest of the room

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  5. why is everything better with ribbon? it is just universally true. that lamp looks awesome! i totally think you should paint the bottom. i'm thinking turquoise or red.

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  6. Too cute! I love the shade and thanks so much for hosting Jessica!!

    ~Morgan

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  7. Cute cute lamp shade! Just found your blog and thought it would be fun to join your party!

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  8. That is really cute and such a good idea! I've linked up to the party:)

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  9. Cute lamp - I like it without the red fuzz much better! mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi There,
    I would like to provide a link to your great party in my Link Party Directory at Tools Are For Women Too! I am glad to do this for followers of my blog if they will link up to my party as well called, Modern Craftswoman Monday . Please let me know if you are interested. I can be emailed at toolsr4women2@gmail.com if needed. Have a great day! Rory

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  11. Mentioned you on my blog today girly! Come check it out!!

    ~Morgan

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  12. I love it! What a great idea. The twine totally finishes it off. I vote to paint it! (though it already is cute)

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  13. I love this idea! What a fun project. It turned out so colorful, perfect for a kids room. I say paint the bottom, too! It would totally add that last punch to the lamp. Great job!

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