You know how I've been adding bits of black throughout our family room? Well I couldn't let the lamp shades miss out. They're just basic white lamps that provide the perfect opportunity to add a little fun. As in, pom pom ribbon fun. And yes, this is the second time in a week that I've talked about pom pom ribbon. Consider me addicted.
I tossed around the idea of giving the lamp base a paint dipped look but chose to start with something less permanent, a.k.a ribbon and a hot glue gun. If the ribbon looked terrible or I wanted to change it at some point, I could just rip it off and start fresh. Start fresh after peeling off a bunch of hardened hot glue, that is.
Let me give you the run down on how I added the ribbon to the lamp. You might want to get a pen to write this down. That's a joke. Step 1: Put some hot glue on the edge of the shade. Step 2: Lay the ribbon on the hot glue. Step 3: Repeat. It's really that simple. It took me about 10 minutes to do two lamps, and that included travel time to return one lamp and pick up the next.
(Psst. did you notice the new chevron frame? I couldn't pass it up when I saw it at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. I loved it so much I sat it there right away, without a picture inside.)