Sunday, February 27, 2011

Anthropologie Lampshade

I’ve been working on re-vamping my master bedroom. So far, it has taken me 7 years. I should be done pretty soon. I purchased a lamp for it, and it has sat on my side table (with the tags still on it!) for two months. I wanted to “fanicify” the shade somehow, and I just couldn’t make up my mind how to do it. But then…I saw this.

{$88.00}Anthropologie Lampshade

However, I didn’t really see it until I saw this. That’s it! That’s how it needed to be fancified! Thank you, Terra from Mama Says Sew. She gives fantastic directions, but I’ll give you the low-down here as well.

Anthropologie Ruffled Lampshade

I purchased 1 1/2 yards of burlap for $2.99. Because the shade was so similar in color, I didn’t wrap it beforehand. Looking back now, I wish I would have, but it’s not a big deal. Not that many people tour my master bedroom anyway. :)

Burlap cloth

I folded the burlap in half and used my rotary cutter to cut the strips. Don’t let the ruler fool you. I didn’t measure anything. I just kind of “eyed” each strip, but I did use the ruler to make a straight line. I think they ended up being about 2 1/2 inches.

Burlap Strips

Per Tessa’s directions, fold the strips in half and iron them down. You will line the folded edge with hot glue and place it on the shade in a squiggly manner.

Ruffled Lampshade

Do this for about three days, burn your fingers five times, and itch for hours because of all the messy burlap residue.

Anthropologie Ruffle Lampshade

Once you’re done, you’ll have something like this!

Anthropologie Ruffled Lampshade

Unfortunately, I don’t think the base is staying this color, but it certainly is pretty! It was just the texture I was looking for, and it only cost $2.99 to do it. Inspiration abounds in blogland, doesn’t it?

Ruffled Lampshade

70 comments:

Brook said...

So cute! I just got new white lampshades for my bedroom and need something to dress them up a little. I was thinking just some ribbon but maybe I'll do this instead.

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

It looks so fab! I love the color of the lamp, too... so I'll close my eyes when you paint it ;)

Michelle said...

Love this! And please oh please keep the lamp color.

Rachelle said...

Very cute, Miss Thang.. :)

My lamps are sitting in my bedroom sans shades too.. Every time I think about buying it I say, "What the heck Rachelle, spend the 30.00 for some stupid shades" but then I always think of something BETTER I want at Target aka bank account drainer. :)

Hope you're not getting drenched like us right now in kzoo, have a good week! :)

Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever said...

Gorgeous! Although I might shed a tear when you paint that lamp base, it's gorgeous too!

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Love this! I am kind of burlap crazy right now. Made some curtains and a pillow out of it. It is such a great material isn't it?!

Devonay said...

Awesome! I love a beautiful project like this where I can bring out the glue gun instead of a sewing machine!

Lisa said...

Love the lamp. I'm the queen of leaving tags on, and burning myself with the hot glue gun. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Sanctuary Home said...

Great job! I want one too... You did such a good job...I'm inspired!
Susan : )
http://sanctuaryhomebysusancooke.blogspot.com/

FOUR ALL SEASONS said...

Oh how lovely!! What a great addition to your bedroom. Love the corlor of the lamp base also!

Dorie said...

Oooooh, I'm soooo doing this! Like tomorrow. And I love the lamp like it is too! That color is fab :)

Valerie Jean said...

Love this!!! I need to get my hands on a cute base and go for it:) Beautifully done my friend!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Super cute! And don't worry about the seven years. Decorating is never done!

Jocelyn said...

Oh, I just love Anthropologie knockoffs! I wish I was creative enough to think of my own! (And wish my husband was as much of a fan of them!)

It looks beautiful, good job!

Playing It Cooley

Alex and Jill said...

Love this...so cute!

And I died laughing when I read, "I’ve been working on re-vamping my master bedroom. So far, it has taken me 7 years. I should be done pretty soon." HAHAHA! I've been re-vamping my master bedroom as well...for about 6 years.

Maggie said...

lovely!!!

Gina said...

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Gina

jociegal said...

Totally adorable. I love it!

Penny of This-N-That said...

I love this, I am getting ready to make some changes in my bedroom, and I love this look. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing all of your projects. I really enjoy seeing what you are doing.

Penny

Krystal {Blue Ribbon} said...

Thats a great idea!! I've been looking for new lamp shades, but this is so nice!! (and much cheaper!!) thanks for the idea!

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

Eeek! That's beautiful!

Miranda said...

I LOVE it! What great texture! Thanks for the tutorial. I've been looking for a good way to make over my lampshades in the master and this may just be it. Since it takes so long, I have to wonder if it's worth it....I'm so lazy...But they're so pretty!

" me " said...

nice!!!!!

laxsupermom said...

Love this project! Your shade turned out beautiful! Love the texture!

"so far it has taken 7 years"
Ha! That's me and my whole house. Are you ever really done? Even when you're done, there's still that little tweak that needs doing. One of the reasons why I've never posted "finished" pics of my kitchen reno that happened nearly 3 yrs ago.

Thanks for sharing.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OMG Chris, this is super cute!
Love the color of the lamp :)
XXOO
Kristin

Savor Home said...

Love this! I am here for the first time via Kristin's comment on her FB page. Lovely blog. It has taken me 3 years to even get the slightest idea of what to do with my bedroom. So it will probably take me 7 or more years to finish it, too. Now I don't feel so bad!Happy Monday!

Mindy said...

SO adorable! I love the texture (and the color of the base, actually!)

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Oh that is sooo pretty! LOVE it!

Bossy Betty said...

So Cool! Great job! I am inspired!

alimoll said...

It looks just fabulous! I want to try this...but I'm chicken! :)

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

That looks really awesome!

Ariadna said...

Great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!!!
Kiss

http://alittlebitofeverthingsometimes.blogspot.com/

Courtana said...

Too cool, actually love the color that the lamp is right now, but look forward to seeing it updated, too!

lemondropdreams said...

Very cute! DO NOT touch the lamp, it's sooo pretty the way it is!

lemondropdreams said...

Very cute! DO NOT touch the lamp, it's sooo pretty the way it is!

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Darling!!

Michelle L. said...

I love, love that lamp base! The color is my favorite! I need one just like it for my room. Can you please tell me where you got it? Thank you!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

Another cute idea. I don't know if I'd have the patience to do it though. You always have such great ideas to share.

I am hosting a giveaway party if you want to stop over!
http://mamasgrl00.blogspot.com/

tale of many cities said...

yes indeed, and i'm so happy it does! such inspiring folks to learn from and share with! great job on the lampshade!! :)

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Flipping AH-MAZING... and don't change the base color, its so perfect, and gorg. You had me laughing at the itch part, I get it totally. Wonderful DIY project. winks-jen

Heather said...

That is just gorgeous! I sure wish I was that crafty!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Heather
www.realhousewifega.com
www.thegiftcloset.blogspot.com

♥ilovemy5kids♥ said...

Love this! I need to do something with my lamps...soon!

Blessings,
Lana @ ilovemy5kids

Barb said...

Wow Chris! I REALLY REALLY like this. Great job!!! I got a little confused on how you glued it, but will ask you later. Love Mom

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

I saw that post too and loved that lamp shade. So glad you tried it. It looks great!!! :)
xoxo

Delightful Order said...

Would love for you to enter your greatness at my inspiring Thursday linky party and would love it if you added your parties thumbnail to my parties page.
DaNita

Jamie said...

I love the base color! The shade looks great.

Lisa's Creative Home said...

Very neat idea. Its so funky! I have a lamp I have been thinking about redoing the shade. I will have to keep this one in mind. So cool!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

WOW is this ever great! I love the ruffly look. amazing
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Bella Storia said...

The shade looks awesome! I'm going to have to try the ruffle thing. But please!!! Don't change the color of the base. It's such a pretty blue! Don't do it! Turquoise lovers everywhere will weep!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Amazing what some time, a glue gun and $2.99 can do. I love the texture this adds!

Brandy and Fam said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I have an angled shade I wanted to do something with. I'll have to play with it and see if this technique would work. Thanks SO MUCH for the tips.

Sommer said...

I'm LOVING this! I've seen all over blog land this week and I want to make one sooo bad! Your poor fingers lol. I would be delighted if you would share this at my VIP party today as well.

Fabulous work!

http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/02/hows-it-hangin.html

Sommer

House Sweet Home said...

I absolutely love this! I am going to have to find a lampshade in my home that needs this. It's beautiful! And I completely understand as well about the burlap! I will itch for hours but it will be so worth it!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous! And I, too, love the color of the lamp base!

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

This is gorgeous! For this, I would pick up an iron. I hate to iron!

Thank you for sharing.

The Scrappy Housewife said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love it. Found you viaThrifty Decor Chick.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very cute! Love the color of the lamp with the texture of the shade.

allenaim photography and design said...

never seen anything like this - love it!

Lucy Designs said...

that is gorgeous... I'm going to have to try this!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the lamp and especially the shade! I'd love to try this because it is really unique!

Rondell

service said...

Love it, so cute! Do you think it would work with a fabric or ribbon that is not burlap? I'd love to add some color using this technique. Great job! :)

Jen T said...

I have done 3 from your tutorial and LOVE LOVE them! Mom saw mine and wanted lampshades done too! Burlap & hot glue is a hot mess but SO worth it. Thank you for sharing! JenT

Jessie said...

LOVE this lampshade! I'm going to have to create a room that needs this:)

Jeanee said...

So cool!

I featured your DIY on my blog.

http://blog.shopdirtylaundry.com/posts/2011/3/11/10-the-dirty.html

THANKS!

~ Jeanee
blog.shopdirtylaundry.com

Krystal {Blue Ribbon} said...

Loved your lamp so much (and Mama Says Sew!) that I painted mine! I was also going to try the lampshade, but not sure I need it anymore now that the lamps have some life!

http://blueribbonstudio.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-i-spent-my-sunday.html

Andrea B said...

I think it is adorable! I like the blue, but that's just me. This ia very inspiring project. Thanks for sharing. :)

COFFEE. CLEAN. CUPCAKE. said...

OOOHHHH!! This is amazing! Truly! I LOVE it!! What an inspiration! I am in desperate need of new lampshades! And I think I will look no further! Thank you!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Simply stunning. This one's going in my favorite idea folder for sure! Funny...because I have been revamping my master for years too! I figured by time I finish it times will change and everything will be outdated and I'll start all over..LOL

HeathahLee said...

LOVE! Will think about this redo when we paint in our master bedroom. : )

katy said...

very nice! love it

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