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does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” - Wendell Berry

Sunday, December 19, 2010

love free projects

Awhile back I got a lamp base at Target on clearance for about $6.

I figured I would use it in Haley’s room but the lampshade I had was one I got from Goodwill and it was hideous. But it was only about $2 so I figured I could come up with some way to cover it’s ugliness.

So after, ooohhhh, about eight months I finally figured out the perfect solution.

The idea came to me as I was cleaning out Haley’s closet.

I found a tu-tu skirt that she used to wear last year that didn’t fit anymore, and I knew it was too cute and held too many memories for me to just donate it.

I was going to just put it in a box but suddenly I had this amazing idea to use it as a cover for Haley’s lampshade!

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It only took about three seconds!

Well, maybe like, five minutes to get it perfect. =0)

The bottom of the lampshade was just a little wider in circumference (wow, haven’t used THAT word since high school), than her skirt was, so I cut about a 1” slit up the back of it just to get it to fit over the shade completely.

The top of the shade was showing just a little bit so I added an old belt that was also in the ‘donate’ pile.DSC03590

Can you tell that Haley is an animal lover?

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I also love that I can remove the skirt at anytime and change out the style of the lampshade.

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I could totally be onto something here…slipcovered lampshades??? Genius!

Only six days to Christmas peoples!

I still have so much to get done…namely, almost all of my shopping.

Oops!!!!!

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6 comments:

Jill said...

Oh this is fabulous!! I LOVE this idea! I so need to do something like this for my girls!

Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!
I hope you have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

Hello again! Just wanted to let you know I featured this lampshade on my round tuit post this week!

http://jembellish.blogspot.com/2010/12/round-tuit-29.html

Thanks again for linking up!
Have a great week and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Angela said...

I just love your sweet lamp cover, what a clever idea.

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

This lamp shade turned out adorable! I love decorating that is free and easy!

fialka012 said...

Krásné...

Beth said...

An ingenious solution! It turned out sooo cute, too!