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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Vintage photo display {upcycle diy project} Newbie party started!

This is just a simple,Vintage photo/earring display that I came up with.
Don't ask me, how or why this came into my head one day.  
Perhaps because a lampshade fell on my head while opening a closet!


Yes, I have a few spare lampshades around that were just dying for something.  No the stencil you see in the back ground is not for a lampshade, I will show you later what I did with that.
So I tore this lampshade apart, and was left a small frame of it.


You know how much I love vintage, and my dear ole gramps too who is no longer with us...
He sure is in spirit though, and every day I feel that. 

Anyhow....


I thought why not display some of my earrings and photos on it...
it was easy to poke a tiny pin hole in the picture and loop my earring through the hole and 
hang it on the end of the shade guts...I don't know what else to call it.


Stick a little glass votive candle, and I have the perfect one of a kind vintage photo/earring display.


I have been just playing with my camera settings.  I am seriously bummed about Picnik closing down.
I have found a few other options, but they are not as USER friendly.



Like my cute chalk board too?  I just added Love...
It did have our initials and date married on here.
Fun to change it up though.



Just a simple little, free sentimental idea here!
Thanks for stopping by and joining in my newbie party.


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*Blogging 6 months or less and or less than 100 followers.
*Would love for you to become a new friend of mine as well on google friend connect.
*PLEASE turn off Word verification, makes commenting very difficult, and you do not need it.
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*PLEASE visit a few other participants, that is what you are here for! 
*IF you find your link deleted, it is simply because you did not follow my simple guidelines.  
*PLEASE add my link or button to your blog and/or post.
Please limit your links to two per newbie party.
thank you.
I would also like to mention, that we all should be watermarking our photo's.  Which basically means, add your name or blog name to each photo.  With pinterest on the rise in popularity, I see many pins out there with no name.
Do realize any party you link up to, gives people free reign to pin away, which is great, however, no name on the photo, no credit.  I always source out my features and I try only to feature ones with your names on them, that is for your benefit. Even though the pin may lead back to my original post, people would clearly see it was your work, with a link back to YOUR blog.
Don't forget to get in on the Annie Sloan chalk paint giveaway 
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Hop on over to my friend Cindy's for her very first linky party.

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50 Comments:

Blogger Erin Ledbetter said...

That is a very interesting use of a lampshade! I like it! Funny that I had a lampshade project to link up myself this week...very impressive :)

Erin

February 5, 2012 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

You can come up with the best ideas - using something most of us would see as useless!

February 5, 2012 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Terrific lampshade! Genius idea!

February 5, 2012 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Very creative Debbie! I love your chalkboard, as well!

February 5, 2012 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Wow! So creative!

February 5, 2012 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

I would have never thought to use the lamp shade that way but I'm loving your idea. :)

Thanks for hosting the newbie part. :)

February 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Hi Debbie,
Leave it to a lampshade falling on your head to inspire your latest project! I love repurposing too, this is such a fun idea! I too am totally bummed about Picnik, I need user friendly! Oh, where did you find your gorgeous chalkboard? Love it!!!

February 5, 2012 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Very clever, Debbie!
I love the vintage transformation and
the touch of romance with the candlelight!
~Lynne
[w/L]

February 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

HI Debbie Dear! Oh, this is so cute! Who but you would think to do something like this? :)
I'm hating that Picnik is closing too!
I love your banner and I see that tiny Rooster up there and of course your cute picture!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

February 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That's very creative. I'm sure you like to look at all of those old pictures now while you're getting dressed for the day.

February 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Very creative! I love the way it looks photographed by candlelight. Awesome shot!

February 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Linda Young said...

Really cool lampshade redo! You are so much fun! I joined the Newbie Party once again, since I'm still really new at this and need to grow and learn. I just celebrated my first year of blogging fun!
Love, Linda

February 5, 2012 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Alderberry Hill said...

Thanks for hosting! Your link party's are always awesome!

February 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love that idea Debbie. Cool new header too.

February 5, 2012 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Such cute ideas Debbie!

February 5, 2012 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

What a clever and sentimental piece. I love how creative you are! So nice to have pictures of loved ones out to help remember and to introduce them to the next generation.

February 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH, Debbie, I love your creation! It is SO clever!! And THANK YOU so much for letting people know about my link party--that is sooo awesome. And congratulations on being featured!!! I hope you've had a great weekend!
XO
Cindy

February 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

What a cute project that is Debbie! You're so creative:) I'm still bummed about Picnik and have you heard the new rumor...that Google is going to get rid of Google Friend Connect so some bloggers are adding a new Linky tool to follow with. Let me know if you've heard anything!

February 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I guess getting hit in the head jolted a creative idea.

February 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Thanks for hosting a fun party!

February 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

cute lampshade.LOL
Drop by Debbie, I'm hosting a giveaway.

February 5, 2012 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Now, I normally say how clever you are, but that is really clever!!!! It did worry me a bit about fire hazard, but oh my gosh, that is so cute!

February 5, 2012 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Eclectically Vintage said...

You had a real "light bulb" moment - great idea! I guess it's a good thing when a lamp shade hits you on the head! Linking up my "Love Is" Valentine Wreath. Someone told me it would make anyone smile - hope it does for you!
Kelly

February 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Bliss said...

I can't believe it's Monday again! I didn't finish my project today so I'm gonna have to work hard tomorrow morning cause I don't wanna miss the party. Or I could just go rip up a lampshade and make something cute and clever like that Debbie chick.

~Bliss~

February 5, 2012 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Lynn Stevens said...

Cute earring holder. Great idea to watermark images for Pinterest, never thought of that. I will now!
Lynn

February 5, 2012 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Hi Debbie! I've been coming around so long now...lol...I feel like I know you! What am I going to do when I don't qualify for the newbie party anymore??? I'll miss linking up with you! Thanks for hosting.

Great idea with the lamp shade. I'm always looking for ways to display photos. That's smart and pretty!

February 5, 2012 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

So very cute and creative. Great job! Thanks for hosting!!

February 6, 2012 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Thanks for hosting Debbie. And thanks for the heads up about watermarking the photos. I hadn't thought about that. I marked the one I linked up, but should start marking all of them. Thanks again :)

February 6, 2012 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Deb...your little display is so very vintage! I love the (almost) sepia quality of your photos, too. It enhances the charm. andrea@townandprairie

February 6, 2012 at 5:38 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Great use of that frame, just perfect.

February 6, 2012 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautiful display....love it!

February 6, 2012 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a great idea!..and it all started with a clunk on the head..i guess we all need those "clunks" to rattle our brain for great ideas!!...Terrific!

February 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

That little head of yours is always churning around some ideas, Deb! Cute display and practical to display some of your earrings. :-) Sue

February 6, 2012 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

What a creative way to upcycle an old piece! Love the vintage photos! Thanks for sharing.

February 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Terrie said...

A good idea to repurpose it and have a vintage look of display with earrings.

February 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

hey great idea girl, and quite a party, my Dad left today so i will have more time to "party" today! Still enjoying the beautiful Florida weather, don't want to go home, if it wasn't for the newborn grandson of mine I probably wouldn't!

February 6, 2012 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, you come up with the most creative stuff!! What a neat idea! Amazing what getting "hit on the head" can inspire!

February 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger bj said...

I am so deep in withdrawals from Picnik, I doubt I'll ever be the same again.
Just SICK about it. I, too, have been trying others but have not found one that even comes CLOSE to what we did in Picnik.
OOO, THE HORROR OF IT ALL.....

I am really loving your cute little lampshade guts. It looks really cute.

February 6, 2012 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks fantastic. Great post. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

February 6, 2012 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Loy said...

Thanks for hosting this wonderful party for all us newbies. I love your ideas. Have a great week.

February 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

What a great idea! Very clever and cute. I love it with the candle in it! I have lots of old photos, so you've given me some ideas. Crafty and clever as always Debbie!


Heather

February 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is adorable! Does your creative mind EVER stop working and take a break? LOL

February 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Fabulous idea!!!!
I am so bummed about picnic too! Where else is there to go? i made my MS blog header there, I hope it doesn't go away when they close. ugh!
If you find other places please let me know!!
You are awesome!
xxDaniella

February 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Debbie I love your ingenuity!

February 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Oh how absolutely wonderful! Special memories of the grand! I have several deconstructed shades and now I know what I can do with one of them!

February 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Custom Comforts said...

Love what you did with your lamp guts. How creative you are. I would have never thought of something like that. I'm good at copying, but not so good at coming up with original ideas. Looks great!
Cindy

February 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, I'm a little late; but, I'm always glad to link up! Thanks for always being such a gracious hostess!!

February 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Great job!

xo
Pat

February 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Mrs. T said...

Thanks for hosting!

February 6, 2012 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Great idea- I would have never thought of using a lamp shade in this way. I love the vintage vibe. Thanks for hosting the party!

February 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM  

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