Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lampshade Love

What a difference a lampshade makes!  I got this little lamp for a corner of my kitchen countertop at Target about a year ago.  I didn’t really care for the burgundy shade that came with it, so I used pliers to cut it off {apparently, they weld these things to the base and a hammer only bends the metal} and used this white shade with gold trim that I had found at Tuesday Morning. 

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I figured this would work for the time being.  Until I found something I really liked or felt like splurging on.  I had also covered the candlestick part with scrapbook paper, to go with my scrapbook covered books.

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The other day, for some reason, I went on eBay.  I don’t go on there too much anymore.  It is much safer for our bank account that way.  However, this day, I saw this lampshade.  Angels sang, the heavens opened up and light beamed down upon my laptop screen.

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Toile and a black & white check, with black trim and black beaded fringe. Heaven.  Perfect size, perfect price.  I did the “buy it now” and it was in my hot little hands in a matter of days. 

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I took the above pictures at night with my new Sony camera.   

Isn’t she beautiful?  I am thrilled with it and am now happy with my little lamp.  This has got to be the simplest decorating change I’ve ever made!   

Linking up with:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Kathy

41 comments:

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Ha Ha I hear angles sing anytime I shop! I think my hubby wants me to wear earplugs! The shad is truly gorgeous! It really does make a huge difference. I also love your covered books under the lamp. NICE!

Sassy Marsha said...

Doncha love those once in a blue moon finds!!! It's perfect, Kathy!!!!

xxoo

One Cheap B*tch said...

Great find and it fits perfectly with the lamp stand! I love the little tag you have hanging from it too. ;)

J

Melissa Miller said...

It is precious Kathy! I really liked both shades. Something about scrolls and black/white I have always been drawn too. :)

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous!
Thanks so much for stopping by today !!
Love that lampshade---maybe you should make some just like it to sell!!!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looks great Kathy. I love lampshades...I did one this week myself. Have a great night.

Kammy said...

What a statement that lamp says now !
I love it - good job !
Kammy

Patti said...

Love this shade...and the tag is cute, too!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is the cutest shade. Just perfect!

Allison Shops said...

Much better! Hope you'll come see the picture wall I helped DD2 create in her home.

Allison
Atticmag

Miss Char said...

I think I'm in love.....with your lamp and shade, oh and your idea of covering the neck of the lamp with paper was genius. Some things are just too great not to share, your lamp and new found shade are one of them. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love it! I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

Tammy@InStitches said...

What a great shade ! Can't go wrong with toile and tassels.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow you sure found the perfect shade.. You've made a wonderful custom lamp and it looks great.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I really do like when angles sing while shopping. Looks great, and I love the paper covered books too.

Terry said...

Ooooh I could have a use for this too. Love it.

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love your new lampshade. It's gorgeous.

Jane said...

That is a perfect lamp shade for your lamp. It is very pretty! Gotta love when everything comes together like that.
Jane

Pamela said...

Loving it Kathy!! Can I send you one i Have here in the kitchen to work your magic on!?;)

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Although I use pastels in my house, I do love that black toile shade. If it were me, I'd probably be tempted to buy it too. Very pretty!

janet said...

LOVE IT!!! then again french toile is one of my favorite patterns
hugs
janet

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Your new lampshade is perfect! You never know when you'll find exactly what you're looking for on Ebay :-)

Really Rainey said...

YES YES YES that lamp shade rocks that lamp!
Great Met Monday post!
Rainey
http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com

Heather @ The Black's Best said...

Ebay is dangerous! I love all the patterns and beads on this lamp shade. Very fun!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new lamp, it looks great on the books:@)

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love the new shade and it's more "you!"

hugs
Sissie

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oooo, purdeee! Love it! Good things come to those that wait, right Kathy? I'd say you made a fabulous score with that purchase.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love it! I would have snatched that baby up as soon as I saw it too! :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love that shade too! It is fantastic! Toile and check together is sooo gorgeous, and you got beads for bling..perfect! I also really like your idea of adding the paper to your candlestick though. I love houndstooth, that's such a great idea, and looks so cute!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Adorable! And you know I love fabric on lampshades and this one is so creative! Perfect with your books!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, this is astounding!!!! I LOVE this shade!!!! The whole vignette is purely gorgeous!!!
XO

Cindy Adkins said...

I would love to feature this for one of the weeks for the magazine!!! It is so inspiring!! What do you think about having it featured? And I can just imagine how "the heavens opened" when you saw it!!!!
XO

AB HOME Interiors said...

Yes it is lovely as usual. Don't think there is an item on this planet that isn't prone to the "kathy treatment". Everything can be more fabulous, right? haha

Erin said...

Yes, she IS beautiful!!! :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kathy...

Oooh...I love this beautiful black and white vignette, my friend! And...I'm so happy for you...finding that gorgeous black toile lamp shade...it really is perfect with this pretty lamp! It looks fabulous with your pretty covered books! Love it! Thank you for sharing your new pretties and beautiful vignette with us today!

Thank you for coming by for a visit and leaving such a sweet note, my friend! I hope that you have a wonderful week!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Billie Ross said...

Oh Girl, I am totally jealous of that lampshade! Think I might see a craft project in my future!

Billie
www.designedforlife.blogspot.com

tales from an oc cottage said...

Adorable!!!

m ^..^

Gail said...

Oh Kathy she is beautiful and I love the black and white you have created in this vignette! Thanks for sharing and for your inspiration.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

Lynnette said...

I LOVE this!!! I want one! Beautiful!

black lamps said...

I like the two designs of lamps but for me the best among those two is the 2nd design. I really love its color and the materials it is made of.

Home Lighting said...

I also found great light fixtures in ebay. Yours is a nice find as well :) Gorgeous and not that expensive! Congratulations to us! Haha

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