Friday, July 22, 2011

Lampshades and a Glue Gun

About a year ago I purchased a couple of lamps for our bedside tables.  Simple lamps with simple lampshades that matched.  I was giddy, matching lamps in our bedroom – for the first time ever!   Matching yes – but somewhat boring lampshades. 

I love love love this beading – it’s the same beading I used when Mr. Manly Man and I made our headboard.  Brown velvet ribbon with clear, brown and light blue wire wrapped glass beads.  What's not to love? 

I got out my mighty glue gun and went to town.  It only took 10 minutes to do both shades.  Here’s a quick before and after. 

A closer look.


Anyone can have a tan colored lampshade, but how many people have lampshades with beading that match their headboard?  

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  1. Isn't it amazing what a little glue can do?
    I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!

  2. a great way to update a room
    I'm inviting you to add this to our linking party at
    Have a great weekend,

  3. Amazing what a little bit of trim can do to a project! Love the colors and the velvet ribbon!

  4. Love the beading! Nice to have things matching up in the bedroom too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. very nice! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  6. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!

  7. Love the lampshade. The beads are just the perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

  9. Such a small change for a big impact. Even better knowing it matches your headboard. I'm going to be watching for the bead trim.

  10. Perfect touch! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  11. They turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing with Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop...I am co-hosting this week and it was so great having you there!

  12. Great idea! Thanks for linking it to Thrifty Thursday!

  13. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing through Kara's Look What I Made Linky Party. :)
    I'd love to invite you to share your projects at my weekly linky party….that I host every Friday. I think my viewers will LOVE your projects too. Thanks for the consideration.
    Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too

    T.G.I.F Linky Party

  14. I've some old lamps that could use a facelift! Classy idea.

  15. Isn't it amazing what a bit of beading will do for a bedroom? lol Your embellished shades are terrific.

    Thanks for linking to the party again this week.

    Hope your weekend is wonderful!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  16. What a cute idea!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!! I would love it if you joined me again tomorrow! :)

  17. ah such a fun idea!!! thanks for sharing:)

  18. Love the beading! Great way to make something plain into a decorator's delight!

  19. Very pretty! I love the colors in the beads :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! And thanks for linking back to my party too :)

  20. It's like accessorizing the lamp! Very pretty.

    I'm your newest follower.

  21. The beaded embellishment is beautiful -- taking the ordinary (but lovely) lamps to a new level of style and elegance. I love that they coordinate with your headboard as well.

    Always a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  22. such pretty work! i love how the light shines through the beads when it's turned on! thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! hope to see you again this week!