Friday, August 20, 2010

No Function Friday – Lamp Shade Redo

Finally, a No Function Friday that does NOT involve the Dollar Tree…although they did only cost me a dollar. ;)

About six months ago I got really inspired by all the jute projects I was seeing in blogland. So, I decided I needed to try it too! You know how that goes. LOL

This was well before I decided to start my own blog, so I have no before pictures. But here is the lamp shade I redid (on a clearance lamp I got at Lowe’s years ago).



Now, fast forward four or five months, while I was redoing my living room and kitchen last month to my current color scheme, I realized my chandelier in my kitchen needed something...um...more.



White shades are SOOO yesterday! ;)

So, I set about hot gluing jute to each of my shades in the dining room!



(And as a side note, these shades were only $1 each!! If you have a Christmas Tree Shop near you and haven’t been there yet….GET THERE ASAP! It has some of the most amazing deals! And usually some pretty cool stuff on the cheap!)

And it’s literally that easy. I spent a two or three evenings on the couch, coffee table pulled up, watching TV and gluing my fingers jute to each shade.

The only way I know to describe this look is to use the word ‘organic.’  It just looks more ‘earthy’ and that is a look a like.

So, here is the finished product!



And a side by side, before and after:


And






Total cost:

5 Lampshades - $5
Jute (2 rolls) - $6 (I think I paid about $3 per roll)
Hot Glue - $1 (at Dollar Tree! You knew I had to throw DT in her somewhere, LOL)

So, this chandelier makeover cost was $12! :)

Until next time…

I am linking up to some new parties this week:





Beyond The Picket Fence


Show and Tell Green




Get your craft on Thurs.

And some of my regular parties:



Creations by Kara






The Girl Creative

Making

Sumo Sweet Stuff






 


 






Simpsonized Crafts

19 comments:

  1. Talk about great ideas! This is fabulous. I love the look of the twine~

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  2. i love love love this. and it is oh so thrifty at the same time. Awesome job!!

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  3. I love the jute look! It looks fantastic on the shades! Thanks for your nice comments.

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  4. Those turned out great. I love the way the light looks when it singes through them.

    Thanks for linking them up to Show and Tell Saturday!!

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  5. Love it...passing this CUTE and THRIFTY idea onto my daughter...she was just asking me today about some shades for her fixture in her condo...THANKS!!!! Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. OMG I love how these turned out! Great job!

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  7. Great Job! I love your blog! Come by Sassy Sites and say HI!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites
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  8. Erin~ Your chandy redo looks faboo! I love how the light peeks through the twine! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment... I hope you come by for a visit again soon!
    Have a lovely day!

    ~Clarissa @ A Little Stone House

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  9. Really cute! Thank you so much for sharing.
    I love being a part of this show and tell!
    Thanks
    Denise
    www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

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  10. Seriously loving this transformation!!! Such a great job lady! :D Thank you for linking it up at Frou Frou Decor and I hope you come back each week and join in the fun!! Have a great day!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  12. Great job!
    Love how these came out (and love the price!)
    Thanks for linking up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday!

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  13. Beautiful! Gives it texture and color. Great idea!

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  14. These shades look fabulous! I love what a little jute can do. The texture it adds is perfect.

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  15. Thank you for visiting my blog to look at the fall projects.

    I love how these lights turned out. I might have to attempt something like this on one of my lamps.

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  16. How much do these dim the light? I' wanting a shade with that look but it's a poorly lit room and I can't afford to make a shade that's too dark.

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