Monday, March 4, 2013

Lampshade Update

About two weeks ago I headed over to Kohls to use a $10 gift card they sent for my birthday. I found this lamp on clearance and thought it would work great in my living room.  I ended up paying $13 for the lamp, which I thought was a great deal.  I thought that the shade was a little plain though.

I am still trying to learn how to use the silhouette machine, and I thought I would try and cut out something for the lampshade. The design I chose goes nicely with the pattern on my rug. I simply used the vinyl adhesive and attached it to the shade in a matter of minutes.

We made some progress in the kitchen this weekend. We still have a ways to go but at least we have agreed on a back splash idea.  Thanks to Jana from Little Web Writing Hood for doing some updates to our blog over the weekend. Hope you have a great week. 

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  1. That is gorgeous. Job well done. I would love for you to link it at my Wednesday link party.

  2. Love the look of your lamshade! I've got the little model over at Inspiration Cafe and wanted to check your blog out. It's gorgeous!

  3. Love that. I need to bust out my Silhouette. I haven't used it in a week! :)

  4. a $10 lamp?! I've had my silhouette machine for almost 2 years now and still don't fully understand how to use it! It did sit in the box for a realllly long time because I didn't have the space for it. Hopefully I can do something fun soon!

  5. That is a great deal on your lamp. Happy birthday to you :). I love when your birthday lasts and cards are great for that. I can't wait to see the kitchen progress!

  6. Great lampshade ! Very creative :)

  7. Great idea to ise the vinyl. I love the design you chose

  8. Of course you did something amazing with your lamp! It's such a lovely way to update!!! I'll keep that in mind:-)

  9. What a deal! It looks way better with your design, Megan!

  10. So cute! My son needs a new lamp shade in his bedroom!

  11. I like it, the shade turned out great! It is just the right amount of embellishment.

  12. It really adds that extra something to the lampshade, and $13 is a great deal!!. Love it!!

  13. that is a great deal for a lamp, and love how you added your original touch to it. Well done

  14. That is the perfect addition to that lamp!

  15. Looks great! LOVE the simple upgrade!

    Jenna @

  16. Oh that lamp looks great! The shade looks even better now. I'm envious of your silhouette...looks like you're having fun with it!

  17. You are working that Silhouette! Nicely done Megan! ... Enjoy the snow!

  18. Great touch! It's very eye catching!

    Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  19. I'm not sure what I like more - the lamp or the price! Love it! Happy Monday from the enchanted oven.

  20. Wow, what a score! Good job!
    Jamie ~

  21. Awesome lamp! I love the stencil, too.
    I found you today at Not Just A Housewife's Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  22. Love the lamp base! :)

    ... and what you did with the shade, of course!

  23. I love it! you did a great job!


  24. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  25. Oh goodness! Love the looks it gives the lamp!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  26. Great idea! I love using my Silhouette for home decor projects!! It does have quite the learning curve, but it's so worth it.

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  27. i love love love this, Megan!! so classy and way cheaper than buying an ornate shade!

  28. I love the way the lamp looks now!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!


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