Friday, October 8, 2010

Fun little lampshade project

I decided to re-do a plain white lampshade in our master bedroom while I was doing a mini-makeover in the room a few weeks ago.

To make the lampshade, I tore out some pages from an old German book that I had setting around. You can find old books so easily at yard sales or Goodwill. I happen to be a collector!

I smeared Mod Podge all over the plain lampshade, stuck pages all over it, and put a coat of Mod Podge on top of the pages to seal it.

Really very simple, and I like the rustic, one-of-a-kind look! I also hot-glued twine around the top to finish it off.

This would also look great using vintage music sheets.

The hubster has been creating an AWESOME laundry chute for me, and I've never been so excited about wash before! It was a complicated project though involving making a hole in a concrete floor (the nursery), and creating a cabinet for both the nursery and the laundry room. It's almost finished, and I'm so excited to use it!

Oh, the little things that make me happy! Happy Weekend!


  1. I love this. I just bought some old books at a thrift store for projects just like this. -denise

  2. Great idea!! I will have to try this!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  3. I haven't been in blogland for a while, and now I'm catching up again! Your site is on my "must visit soon" list, and it's been so fun to come and see all the fun projcts you've been doing! The lampshade is PRECIOUS. WOW. I just LOoooooove that! And your master bedroom is so beautiful! I'm in the same predicament with all-matching cherry furniture, and I know that matching furniture is not technically "in" right now, but it's just not something we're going to replace anytime in the near future. So I loved seeing what you've done, and it looks splendid! I don't think I would have noticed the matching stuff had you not mentioned it!
    Again, thanks for a beautiful, refreshing, inspiring site to visit! And happy count-down to the baby arriving! - clarita


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