Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Little Lamp Lift

I did a little guest post on Poppytalk (one of the best blogs out there), yesterday, and thought I'd give it a mention here. This was one easy, but extremely satisfying, project! Head over to Poppytalk for the "how-to".


If you try this out, let me know. Would love to see what you did! Back again soon.

23 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

saw this on my reader list..so i am back...again...this is darling..i love old lamps...i am off to go see Poppytalk right now...

thanks janis

kary
xxx

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a great idea! I love that you used transparent ribbon instead of opaque and the shape of the shade is really charming. Darn - I could have done this with a rescued lamp for Habitat instead of buying a new shade!
ps: The Guiness barrel floor must have looked amazing! It's Arthur Day here in Dublin in honour of Arthur Guiness. If I liked Guiness I'd raise a glass but in my case, I'll raise a glass of diet coke! :)

Kerry said...

That was fantastic. So simple but so effective! I have a great shaped shade but it's white and doesn't suit my living room. I think a wrap coat of ribbon might just do the trick! Thanks Janis :)

Jaclyn said...

i love poppytalk too and go you for the new project, I will have to give this one a go (and yes i'm still drooling over all the photos on your blog!) x

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Saw this on Poppytalk and LOVED it!

Callie Grayson said...

sweet little lamp, I will have to try.... now i just need to find a lamp.

xx
callie

Lady Grey said...

You did such a great job! I love the modern spin you put on it.... truly gorgeous!

Maria said...

You're so clever! I love this idea and so easy too x

Stephanie Ryan said...

Hi Janis,

That is a great project! Love that you were on Poppytalk. So fun.

BYW!

Stephanie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Janis
I love this... I been shopping around looking for old lamps as I'm always trying something with them.. I tried the ribbon previously but didn't remove the old shade.. so of course had little effect when turned up... I'm off to check out the post... and thanks so much for your kind comments... Means a lot coming from you... ciao ciao xxx Julie

jan said...

Janis,

I'm so honoured you are posting with us! You are a very special lady! Thank you, I love this little DIY!

kitty said...

I have a great old lamp base that I got at the 20th Century Antique show at the Croatian Cultural Centre. I got this boring white shade made for it years ago and it just doesn't fit. Maybe I should try what you did - i think a bright sunny yellow ribbon would do the trick!

Fräulein Klein said...

I love old lamps!!!! And now, I´ll check your link!!!!!
Have a great weekend,
Yvonne

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

What a fun and colourful DIY! Heading over to check it out now (LOVE poppytalk!)

Marie said...

What a brilliant idea and such a cute lamp ! I think I'm going to try it just to feel like I'm a crafty mama for about five minutes
Thanks for sharing :)

Pinecone Camp said...

It is a fun project, and simple. I like "fun and simple" best.
Kitty do try it on your languishing lampshade!
Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment - always appreciated!

our little love nest said...

I love it! I just saw it on Poppytalk and think it would look awesome on this spray painted chandelier I am working on. It has smaller shades that I took the fabric off of because it was kind of ugly looking. Do you think it would look good in a teensy version as well?

My Owl Barn said...

I saw this on Poppytalk. I think it's a fun project to try!

Kat said...

That is adorable and I love that color!!!

Lulu said...

that is super cool!!

Vintage Home said...

..hey awesome!...

kendal croix. said...

that lamp is darling.

kitty said...

Yes, I think i will - the shade just doesn't bring out the base.