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Design Archives & Lamp Shade Inspiration

Friday, July 20, 2012

I wanted to share a couple of pictures with you before running out the door this morning.  We have another busy weekend ahead so I'll try to keep it short.

The other day I popped into Design Archives to see what was new.  This sunny little vignette made me smile.  How fun are those lamp shades?  If you are in the area, be sure to check in often as things change quickly. 


The shades remind me of many of the great diy projects around the blogs involving pretty papers like this one from Isabella & Max...

find out how Janell did it here.


I also saw this this pendant light at Design Archives and thought it would be great in a child's room.  It could easily be a diy project using an inexpensive Ikea light, an old map, and some spray adhesive.  You would probably need to give it a final coat of sealer - maybe modge podge or clear spray enamel.

I'm also loving the idea of using paper from Paper Mojo for a more sophisticated custom shade on the Ikea pendant - especially reptile!  Do you think the paper would stand up to the heat of the shade?  I suppose if you use a cool light bulb it would be ok.


 This ombre pendant from Martha Stewart is brilliant!  Get the deets here.


Another oldie, but goodie is this trellis ribbon shade from Caitlin Wilson.

OK...I said I was going to keep this short.  I lied.  Have a great weekend everybody!  I'm off to the races...

Laters Babe ;)

10 comments:

  1. I'm all over that map pendant for one of the kids' rooms!! Great inspirations - thanks for sharing and hope you have a fun weekend, Rene!

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  2. That map pendant is such a cool idea! And I'd definitely be one who wants to see the lizard or the croc version made, too.

    Have a great weekend, Rene!

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  3. That store looks dangerous! The lamp shades are too cool, I'm adding them to my long list of diys! Happy weekend!

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  4. Enjoy your weekend, friend. I have never seen that ribbon shade by Caitlin Wilson. I think I love that.

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  5. What great ideas you have! Thanks so much for sharing. :-) Happy Friday to you!

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  6. Oooooh! Now I want to cover some shades with some embossed leather paper. Thanks for the idea, adding it to my list!

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  7. Have a wonderful weekend Rene! Love the shade from Isabella & Max.

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  8. I have four lamps that need shades, thank for the great post!

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  9. Wonderful lamp shades. Love the map shade! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. All lamp shades within my reach better run and hide! There are some awesome ideas here and I am ready with my glue!

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