I have had this old gold lamp that was a gift from my Mom many years ago, about 13 to be exact. I decided it was outdated and in need of a change. Not sure as to what I wanted exactly, I started off with my color choices. First
I wanted to show you some inspiration lamp shades....
THis is so cute, I really love the pattern and the simple ribbon and pretty flower. This was my inspiration to the poppy lamp I redid in my kitchen. HERE
you can see that makeover.
This is a fantastic website I found with so many inspiring ideas.....http://www.homeworkshop.com
Now that I have shown you some really cute fun ideas, here is what I came up with. I started with this BEFORE
Pretty lamp, however my guest room is kinda fun and whimsy like...this really does not fit the bill.......soooooo......after two days of thinking what I wanted.....I decided to dress it up Like ME!~ I created my very own personal lamp shade dressed up the way I love to dress....I dig the Bohemian styles and have always felt kinda hippieish.....this lamp took me a long time to do. Although not perfect, I was OK with that, because hippies really do not look all neat and tailored all the time either. Hope you like it!~
I started off with my inspiration, that as I mentioned took me two days to figure it out. I love when I see everyone adding burlap, fringe, beads, I really do like it, but that just was not me.......
I knew I liked this flower.....again whimsy and cute.....
So I started to paint little flowers all over.....First I painted the lamp my base colors, shade brown, base blue.
Still was a little blah.....I then added the center for added texture......
I then decided my lamp needed a little belt...because I never leave home without a belt either, So I cut the inside of my pillow sham ever so carefully.....I then tied it around the base and fringed it up.....
I also never leave home without a necklace, so my lamp needed that too..........
And this is the guest bedroom in which it resides! I do not see lampshade design in my future, but I did have fun, and I will say it truly is a one of kind!~ THIS is the BEDROOM BEFORE
my new curtain panels
I had sheers and valances in here as you can see, and they never have been right or to my liking, it was time for a simple change....I just love the AFTER
Af These are another line from Better home and gardens...they are fully lined, and where only 16.97 a panel...which is very reasonable in my opinion.
As you can see the room is not that large. I bought the little dresser here to put the TV on it for guests....I love it. It is all hand painted and we purchased that at World Market for 79.00. A little more than I like to pay, but the workmanship on it is so pretty, I could not pass it up....and look how fun it is in the room.
This beautiful round metal art work was purchased at Marshalls last year for 12.99...what a steal, and it is very unique. I copied it from my Mom who bought one in Buffalo....I was lucky enough to have found one here. I was thinking about painting it....perhaps my favorite blue.
This light that is above the TV....my husband bought for me many years ago. When we lived in South Florida we would window shop down in Palm Beach...because that is all we could afford to do down on Worth Ave. Well I spotted this light, and loved it. He surprised me for my Birthday one year, and I have cherished it ever since. I had it in my kitchen in South Florida, and although it really does not go in here....I made it work.
My cousin bought me this special cross. She lives in Arizona, and I just love this too!~ Can you tell I really love my stuff? It all has such sentiment value to me really is all. You can also see my chair redo that I put in our guest room.
This sign is the first thing you see when you walk in the guest bedroom. I regret to tell you all, I am booked for the entire summer. You may be able to get in here come Fall. Please check back:) Hope you enjoyed the tour, and my new lamp redo.
These are table candle sconces, that I thought would look cool as art work....they add a little unexpected to the wall.....I had the word art there already so I hung them flowing with the words.
Linking to some fun parties this week:
The CSI project party
Labels: guest bedroom, lamp shade makeovers