Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fancying Up the Lamp Shades

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.

I like the change.  It's subtle, but I like it. 

(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.)

The lamps definitely stand out a little more instead of fading into the light gray walls.  Mission accomplished!  I wish every problem could be solved with a $2.49 spool of ribbon. Pin It

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